Making video games is a difficult endeavor at the best of times, but spare a thought for the people behind Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, which finally came out last month for the PC, PS4, and Switch in the West. I first played it at a game show in Osaka in 2009; it was running on a PlayStation 3, and I was wearing 3D glasses. They were different times, of course — and the final release still manages to feel like a throwback.
Disaster Report 4 was originally set for a March 10th, 2011, release, but it was delayed until later in the spring at the last minute. Then, on March 11th, a devastating earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan, causing a tsunami that killed nearly 19,000 people and triggered the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts