Ubisoft reveals Child of Light illuminating PS4 next year
Ubisoft held an event today called Digital Days where they showed off much of its digital portfolio. One of which is called Child of Light and it’s coming to PlayStation 4 by way of the PlayStation Network sometime next year.
Child of Light is an RPG inspired by classic Japanese RPGs. Players take young Aurora on a quest to return home after having been kidnapped. In her travels through the magical painted world of Lemuria, Aurora must also bring back the sun, the moon, and the stars being held against their will by the Queen of the Night.
If that charming description by yours truly doesn’t tickle your fancy, then maybe the knowledge that there will be mysteries to uncover in a mystical kingdom and lots of turn-based combat. Just when you were sick of Murray, the firefly from the Rayman series, comes another firefly companion named Igniculus. He and many other friendlies will help Aurora take on dragons and other daunting enemy types.
Ubisoft’s strengths include its diversity and the freedom it gives its creative teams. We want Child of Light to be like a playable poem, a love letter to art and video games. – Patrick Plourde, Creative Director at Ubisoft
A small team of “seasoned developers” from Ubisoft Montreal are working on Child of Light, using the UbiArt Framework, a game engine that allows programmers and artists to import their original concept art into the game world unedited.
PS4’s game portfolio is fattening up quite nicely. I find it next to impossible to begin listing the games I’m most excited about as we approach the PS4’s November 15th launch. But Ubisoft is quickly taking over my top 10, what about you?