ChinaJoy 2019: WENT: Refactor Officially Announced For The PS4

The visual novel takes on a cyberpunk setting, and will also be made available for the PC.
Cyberpunk visual novel WENT: Refactor gets announced for a PS4 release during ChinaJoy 2019.
Cyberpunk visual novel WENT: Refactor gets announced for a PS4 release during ChinaJoy 2019. Indienova

ChinaJoy 2019 ramped up over the weekend, and with it another host of titles from China-based developers as the country’s biggest gaming expo is now on the verge of ending. There were tons of games that were featured over the past few days, so be sure to stick around for our coverage of everything announced at this event, especially seeing as China is starting to gain footing in video game development – and that means more great games for everyone.

There was a great lineup of diverse titles that made its way to ChinaJoy this year, ranging from a vast lineup of different genres. For fans of laidback, yet still highly engrossing visual novels, developer Soul Smelt Studio and publisher Indienova officially announced that their Cyberpunk-themed WENT: Refactor will be making its way to the PlayStation 4. This is in addition to the already planned and announced release for PC via Steam.

As of now there’s no trailer available for WENT: Refactor, but we do have some details regarding it courtesy of its Steam page. WENT: Refactor is set in a cyberpunk dystopia, with a timeline that’s described as "after the end of the world". You play as a female protagonist who has the ability to read minds by hacking brain implants, in a very isolated city that is heavily reliant on technology to survive. The girl is described as being an “inquisitor” in a deeply hierarchal society. You will be tasked with investigating cases to try and get to the bottom of the mysteries that plague the city, as well as what future it holds for the civilization at large.

Glossing over some of the screenshots and there’s a very unique tone in the art direction with WENT: Refactor. As for the basic premise, well, it’s not the most unique, but given that the game will be employing a choice system it could mean that there will be vastly different outcomes based on player choice.

ChinaJoy 2019 ran from August 2, and will be officially ending later today, August 5.


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