Fahrenheit Goes Freezing Gold

Atari today announced that Fahrenheit, the paranormal thriller adventure video game, has gone gold and development is complete. Developed by Quantic Dream, Fahrenheit will be available for the PlayStation2, Xbox & PC across Europe on 16 September.

In Fahrenheit, New York City is stunned by a series of mysterious murders, all following the same pattern ordinary people are killing absolute strangers in public areas. Lucas Kane becomes another one of these murderers when he suddenly kills a stranger in a men’s washroom. Covered in blood, Lucas regains consciousness with no recollection as to why he committed murder. Hunted by police, Lucas must uncover the supernatural forces behind his crime before being incarcerated for life.

By encouraging players to assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Fahrenheit allows players’ actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience – each and every decision made by the player will impact on how the story unfolds. Through motion picture techniques such as actor direction, multi-camera views, motion tracking and a contextual music score, players find themselves intimately immersed in the game.

It’s rare that a video game pushes back the boundaries to create a different, yet vitally still enthralling, experience for gamers in the way that Fahrenheit does,” said Cyril Voiron, Marketing Director, Atari Europe. “The evidence of countless members of the press and the huge number of consumers lucky enough to have played the demo all points in one direction this is a game you must play to have a genuine glimpse at what the future of interactive entertainment can be.”

Since the game was first shown to media in 2004, Fahrenheit has been greeted with widespread and ever-increasing enthusiasm as the day approaches when it is finally unleashed upon an expectant public.