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Not For Broadcast

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: tinyBuild
Developer: NotGames
Release Date: March 23, 2023

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'Not For Broadcast' Is Coming To PSVR 2 Next Month, PSVR 1 Also Planned - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2023 @ 12:09 a.m. PST

In this immersive, high-pressure, propaganda sim, you control what the people see and determine what's Not For Broadcast.

In a 1980s-inspired newsroom, players are thrust into the hot-seat of the National Nightly News switchboard as a strange new government comes to power.

Featuring over 43 hours of satirical live-action newsreel, surreal ads and strange TV clips from a familiar yet twisted parallel Britain, Not For Broadcast sits players at the broadcasting desk for the National Nightly News. While the TV show rolls, your job is to pick the camera angles, bleep the swearing and make the occasional career-defining editorial decision, all live and under pressure. Easy, right? And here’s you thinking you were just here to clean the office.

Not For Broadcast gives players a complex and powerful interface to bend the airwaves to their will. You’re not just watching the news here; you’re making it. Keep the broadcast compelling and static-free to keep audiences glued to their screens. Your choices will have wide-reaching effects, changing the fate of everything from corporate sponsors to national governments

"Look, mate - it’s not that hard. Choose the angles, roll the ads, and bleep the swears. Just keep in mind that how you show these people will change their lives. Don’t worry - you’ll get paid either way!" - your Nightly News coworker, just before he resigned.

Developer NotGames and publisher tinyBuild announced that Not For Broadcast is coming to PSVR 2 on December 14, 2023 for $24.99, while a  PSVR 1 version is currently also in development.

Key Features

  • Frame The Picture - Keep the general public entertained with your editing skills. You are the artist and the broadcast is your canvas.
  • Keep it PG - Censor swear words… or “unapproved” information. Keep the news safe for children and oppressive political regimes alike.
  • Hand-pick the headlines -  Their public image is in your hands: run the story of a footballer's new beau, or his last dodgy night at the pub? His marriage and his reputation ride on your decisions.
  • Cue the ads - Watch your bank balance soar or dive based on what advertisements you run. Customer satisfaction not guaranteed.
  • The show must go on! - Keep broadcasting no matter the cost. News stops for no-one, not even a category 5 storm!
  • Keep them laughing as you go - The stress of playing a part in this twisted political turmoil getting you down? Sit back and relax - The National Nightly News team will take you from laughter to dread in the course of a commercial break.

Currently available for PC (Steam / GOG), Not For Broadcast is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on March 23, 2023.

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