Developer Supermassive Games Publisher SIE Format PS4 Release TBA
No studio had a busier E3 than Supermassive Games, but Hidden Agenda might just be the pick of the Guildford studio’s litter. Using Sony’s new Playlink initiative, which uses a smartphone app for local social play, the game casts up to four players as both team-mates and opponents: you’ll take critical decisions together, but might occasionally be given the opportunity to screw over the others for your own benefit. The Until Dawn formula is a fine fit for local multiplayer – Supermassive says Hidden Agenda was partly inspired by YouTube videos of people playing its notionally singleplayer adventure in groups. Once again every character can die as a result of your decisions and actions, including the detective and district attorney who serve as protagonists. Playlink may have been primarily designed to expand PS4’s reach beyond the traditional crowd, but on this evidence the service offers plenty to experienced hands, too.