Peter Molyneux the man behind the PC god sim Black and White and the Fable saga has announced that his new game will be called for the time being, “Curiosity” and will have £50,000 worth of DLC.
Curiosity, unveiled this week at E3, is set in a virtual room that contains a single black cube. As you tap away at it it fractures. Other fractures caused by other players can also be seen. After a large number of taps the cube opens, revealing its innards. Only the player who performs the final tap gets to see what’s inside.
22Cans will then record and study how news of what’s inside spreads across social media in an attempt to explore the psychology of social media users. The results of this experiment will be fed into a game Molyneux will release in around two years’ time.
But before the cube opens players will be able to buy one of a limited number of chisels to improve their tapping strength. An iron chisel – 10 times more powerful than the default tap – costs 59 pence. The diamond chisel is 100,000 times as powerful – but it costs £50,000, and there is only one available.
“It’s an insane amount of money,” Molyneux said. “This is not a money-making exercise; it is a test about the psychology of monetisation.” Will one person buy the chisel, or will players club together to share its power?
What do you think? is Peter Molyneux just hyping his game up or is this really gonna be the future of DLC?