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.