Way back in 2008, The Unfinished Swan was ‘unveiled’ via a slick tech video. At the time the developers knew they wanted to build a first-person exploration game that challenged players to find their way through a completely white (read: invisible) world. To do so black paint had to be flung around, coloring surfaces, paving the way and giving volume to the world’s stark surroundings.
Four years later, The Unfinished Swan is a game that actually exists, and Sony has brought developer Giant Sparrow in-house. In what Sony has called an “incubation deal”, similar to the arrangement thatgamecompany just completed, Giant Sparrow remains an indie developer but has been provided funding, office space and advice on their title; in exchange, The Unfinished Swan is now a PlayStation Network exclusive.
Not too much is known about the premise of The Unfinished Swan. Players assume the role of a boy named Monroe who chases after the titular swan. Based on the first-person gameplay and the trailer clearly showing a PlayStation Move at the end, I think it’s safe to assume Sony’s motion controller will be fully supported. With E3 only a month away, and Sony giving a fair amount of floor space to its PSN titles in previous years, it’s likely we’ll be seeing a lot more of The Unfinished Swan real soon.
Source: PlayStation Blog