Samurai Punk’s game Screencheat will soon be available on the PlayStation 4. The title’s release for Sony’s new console has been cconfirmed today. It’s a split-screen multiplayer shooter where everyone is invisible and players have to “screencheat” by looking at other players’ screens. “What was once taboo is now the key to your success,” Nicholas McDonnell of Samurai Punk says.
The developer makes screencheating fun and easy in its title through maps and weapons which are designed to “maximise the joy of destroying your enemies,” its words, not mine.
The playing space is broken up into quadrants on the screen using color-coded maps, players can triangulate their opponents’ position by using distinct structural elements and smaller landmarks.
Weapons leave trails and visual tells which players can also follow to find an opponent’s position, and if an enemy who shoots at you misses you get an easy shot at revenge.
Screencheat has 10 guns which are all different from each other. All weapons are one hit kills and the only caveat is that they reveal the player’s position, so players are advised to think before they fire a shot. The title also has 10 maps each with its distinct playstyle.
Screencheat will be available on the PlayStation 4 in Q3, 2015.