Resistance 3 “survival experiment” in London next weekend

To promote its upcoming shooter, Sony has enlisted the services of Punchdrunk, an alternative theatre company, whose show “…and darkness descended” takes place in London next weekend. The audience form part of the titular resistance, tasked with getting a message to a group of US survivors who feature in the early scenes of the game itself. Punchdrunk’s artistic director Felix Barrett said: “We are fascinated by the level of immersion that is inherent within videogame and the possible interface with the real world…we get a chance to apply PlayStation’s game mechanics and transpose them to a live environment.” The firmware update jokes write themselves. We’ll have a man on the ground at Waterloo Station Arches next weekend, and assuming he’s not disembowelled by grumpy Chimera his report will be in a future issue.