Vampyr is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Focus Home Interactive for release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 5 June 2018.
The plot relates how Jonathan Reid, a doctor who has turned into a vampire, comes to terms with his undead condition as he is torn between the Hippocratic Oath and his newfound bloodthirsty nature. The player is under no obligation to kill to finish the game. Dialogue options can be used for hunting prey to feed on, which replenishes strength and levels up the lead character. Weapons and supernatural abilities are employed while combatting enemies. London serves as a fictionalized semi-open world composed of four districts, which can all be destroyed based on the player’s actions.
Vampyr takes place in London during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, whose setting was researched by traveling to London and consulting history books and documentaries. The visuals were made with fictional and factual reference points in mind. Olivier Deriviere composed the original score and infused it with industrial music, featuring cello sounds.