At the game event G-STAR 2023 being held in Busan, South Korea from November 16th to 19th, 2023, KRAFTON tried out the PC life simulation “inZOI” scheduled to be released in the second half of 2024. So, let me tell you how it feels to play.
inZOI – Gameplay Demo | KRAFTON G-STAR 2023
In this game, players can intervene in the lives of avatars as gods and observe the relationships they weave. In South Korea, the “The Sims” series is popular among female gamers, and a Korean female interpreter said that inZOI might be popular because it has a similar concept.
The player first creates an avatar called “ZOI”. ZOI is a Greek word meaning life, and the title is a double meaning of “in + ZOI” and “enjoy.”
A wide range of settings can be made, from appearance to personality, allowing you to create the avatar you desire. However, if I were to elaborate on the character make-up, the trial play time would be over, so this time I chose from the preset ZOI.
It is said that multiple cities are under development, but the trial version will be set in the virtual city “Dowon” with a South Korean motif.Unreal Engine 5The photo-realistic graphics are beautiful and give a sense of real life.
The interpreter was excited about the Seoul-like feel of the city, so the Koreans must have been more impressed than I was. When a city with local motifs comes out, I definitely want to experience the same excitement.
ZOI lives in the game just like a real person, such as eating and washing dishes. The player can just watch it, or they can change ZOI’s behavior by giving instructions such as prioritizing appetite.
You can communicate with other ZOIs face-to-face or by email, just like in real life. There are so many elements that it’s impossible to introduce them all, and it’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t exist in inZOI.
And how you enjoy it is completely up to the player.When I asked the staff at the booth if there were any quests that could serve as guideposts or recommended ways of living, I found out that there were no such things.The concept is not to set it on purpose.That’s what he said.
Also, the in-game time progresses at 5 times the speed at most, and there is no skip function. When I applied for a job at the fire department, it was scheduled one day later, and I had to make ends meet in the interim.
“Drawing real life”It was a scene where I could feel the commitment.