You should smile for the camera more Sherry | Frogwares release behind-the-scenes video detailing the story and cinematic techniques used in Sherlock Holmes Chapter One
The team also put out a statement to respond to the comparisons they are seeing to AAA titles
04 November 2021 - Kyiv, Ukraine + Dublin, Ireland | Frogwares have released a behind-the-scenes video detailing more about the cinematics and the making of the story in Sherlock Holmes Chapter One. The main story in SHCO presents events and ideas that could paint a picture of how a young Sherlock became such a flawed and destructive genius in his later years. Thus much of the narrative puts some very harrowing concepts - trauma, loss, and mental health - front and center. In order to portray these moments with the right feel and emphasis, the cinematic team was set out to use a variety of film and photography techniques.
The team has also come out with a statement reminding fans of what to expect when the game comes out
As we near the release SHCO, we’re seeing a lot of comments excited for the game which is such an amazing feeling. But we also see a fair amount of comments comparing some of our stuff to much bigger and more expensive titles. We totally understand the demand for technically-flawless games. However when a team of our calibre creates a game, we need to prioritize what matters most - an emotional experience that is hopefully bigger than the sum of its technical parts.
It’s with this mindset and understanding that allowed us to make the game with no crunch. And why we’re able to publish it all on our own after 20 years of being forced to always sign away part of our creations. It’s also why we priced the game at 45 USD and not 70 USD.
This is still our biggest project yet in terms of size, gameplay time, new systems, open-world design and story. And we’re extremely proud of what we’ve made. We hope you'll enjoy it too.- Wael Amr, CEO, Frogwares
Sherlock Holmes Chapter One will be released on PC (Steam, Epic, GOG), PS5, Xbox Series X/S on November 16th and later for PS4 and Xbox One. All pre-orders come with a free copy of Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments and additional in-game content.