|Yes - even you will be able to dial 911.|
"After witnessing what has happened to Mike McQueary during this shameful disaster at Penn State, what struck me the most from this ordeal was the fact that all of the adults in the situation were unsure of how to properly contact the necessary authorities," said Howard Stringer, Chariman, CEO, & President of SCA. "Because of that, we feel like we have a responsibility to attempt to educate the general public in how to contact the police and what better educational medium does Sony have but the PlayStation and the PlayStation Network?"
Though only in the idea-forming stage, Hal Midwell from Rockstar Games tells us that he envisions a very interactive game involving the PlayStation Move equipment. "The best part about a game simulation is that it creates memory engrams that stay with the player," said Midwell. "If in the game they witness someone abusing a child and the only way they are able to progress to the next level is to whip out their cell phone and punch in the number for the police, that should translate into real life action as well."
Most games take at least a year from initial development to being on the shelves, but Midwell says they can have this done in three months. "It is critically important that we get this game to the general public as soon as possible," he said. "We cannot have people not knowing what to do when they see a crime taking place."
Marge Kramer, from Mothers Against Child Abuse [MACA], applauds the efforts. "Unfortunately people are getting incredibly stupid," she told us. "Anything that will attempt to stall or reverse that trend in an area of safety has my vote."
Stringer says the success of this game may breed other situational games, such as avoiding trip hazards or not sticking forks into exposed outlets in your home. "We are just interested in saving lives," said Stringer. "After all, more people means more potential customers and we like customers."
The game, which as of yet is untitled, is expected to retail for $59.99