FMV Thriller Late Shift Is Coming to PC & Consoles

Posted on 08 Mar 2017 by
Kyle Johnson

Indie publisher, Wales Interactive, in conjunction with directing collective and game developer CtrlMovie, are bringing their interactive movie, Late Shift, to PC and PlayStation 4 on April 12th, 2017.

While this marks CtrlMovie’s first foray into the video game world, fans of Soul Axiom, Master Reboot or Coffin Dodgers might recognize the Wales Interactive pedigree. Late Shift saw a limited run in theaters last year, garnering positive reviews. Directed by Tobias Weber and written by Michael Johnson, who wrote the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film, Late Shift regales us with the tale of Matt (played by Joe Sowerbutts), a mathematics student who is forced into a high-stakes auction house robbery, and left attempting to maintain his innocent in the face of brutal violence.

With 180 decision points sprinkled throughout the story, and seven different endings, Late Shift looks to continue an already successful revival of FMV games. Available on Steam with 20% off during the pre-order period, we can attempt to solve the mysteries of Late Shift when it releases on April 12th.


Official Press Release

South Wales, UK, 8th March 2017 – Wales Interactive have announced Late Shift, a new cinematic FMV adventure game coming to Steam (PC & Mac), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in April 2017.

Late Shift is a high stakes FMV crime thriller with branching storylines. After being forced into the robbery of a lucrative auction house, mathematics student Matt is left proving his innocence in the brutal London heist. The consequences of his actions take him on a vicious and violent journey across the capital, escaping the twisted web the player has the power to weave.

Your choices will have consequences from the very start, right through to the very end. One small decision could change the entire outcome in a choose-your-own-adventure style gameplay that can lead to one of seven conclusions.

Developed by CtrlMovie and written by Michael R. Johnson, author of Sherlock Holmes (2009 film), experience a gripping live-action crime thriller with a total of over 180 decision points.

Do you steal the car or do you run away? Do you follow orders or sabotage the plan? You’ll have just seconds to decide as the film continues to roll with no pauses and no looping footage.

Shot in full HD across London, Late Shift’s cinematic experience blends the line between movies, games and interactive storytelling.

  • Multi-optional Storytelling: One story, countless storylines, seven endings.
  • A completely live action, cinematic interactive thriller, filmed in full HD in London, England.
  • Over 180 decision points in total with no pauses and no looping footage.
  • Directed by Tobias Weber, and written by Michael R. Johnson, author of Sherlock Holmes (2009 film)
  • Acting performances by Joe Sowerbutts (Matt), Haruka Abe (May-Ling), Oliver Twist’s Richard Durden (Samuel Parr).
  • 20% discounted pre-orders on PS4 and PC.
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