Remember Me raised a few eyebrows (in a good way) when it was shown at this year’s Gamescom. Details are still trickling in from interviews conducted during the show, with one such talk with DontNod’s Jean-Maxime Moris revealing that Australia, along with the United States, was considered as a location for Remember Me‘s cyberpunk gameplay.
In a chat with Joystiq, Moris mentions that Paris wasn’t the only location on the list. While he sadly doesn’t go into specifics — Australia is a big place — he does say the country was kicked around as a potential setting:
“Since the beginning, I really wanted to have Remember Me not being all French, for instance,” Dontnod creative lead Jean-Maxime Moris told us in an interview this week at Gamescom. “Neo-Paris was a late choice, because we wanted to stay away from it … First we thought about Australia or the US and then we were like, ‘Well, let’s just stick to Paris, because we have all the material, it’s a great city and it hasn’t been done in the way we wanna do it.’”
Australia really doesn’t feature in games these days, other than say as place for a race track, so to hear it might have been home to a cyberpunk-themed AAA title is strangely tantalising. A shame it didn’t stick — I’d love to have seen a futuristic interpretation of Sydney, Melbourne or even
Hobbiton Auckland Hobart.