Sci-fi detective game Nobody Wants to Die launches in July

Nobody Wants to Die

Publisher PLAION and Wroclaw developer Critical Hit Games have announced a release date for Nobody Wants to Die, their new cyberpunk detective noir game.

Nobody Wants to Die is launching on July 17th for Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.

“Our priority is to deliver a great narrative and graphical experience in our dystopian world,” said Critical Hit Games CEO and Lead Game Designer, Grzegorz Goleń. “In Nobody Wants to Die, we give the player an opportunity to investigate a killer and uncover the dark secrets of the city, using the innovative in-game tools and their own moral compass as a guide.”

Critical Hit Games co-founder and game producer Artur Jaskólski added, “It’s like two pieces of a puzzle that fit so well together. The dynamic and spectacular investigations the player can conduct sets a new bar for in-game narratives and cinematics. We aimed to reflect the maximum level of realism supported by exceptional visual effects to immerse players in New York, 2329.”

Here’s a rundown on the previously announced game, plus a new trailer:

Time Reveals All

Lose yourself in the world of New York, 2329, where immortality comes at a price that someone has to pay. Following a near-death experience, Detective James Karra takes an off-the-books case from his chief with only the help of a young police liaison, Sara Kai, to assist him. Time reveals all as they risk everything in pursuit of a killer, uncovering the dark secrets of the city’s elite.


  • Welcome to New York 2329 – Experience a noir adventure in an alternate future of New York City in 2329; technology has advanced to offer humans eternal life, allowing consciousness to be stored in memory banks or transferred from one body to another. That is, if you can afford the subscription.
  • Lead the Investigation – See through the eyes of Mortality Department Detective James Karra on his hunt for a serial killer who targets the city’s elite citizens. Investigate crime scenes using his time manipulation augmentation and advanced technology to reconstruct events leading up to each murder and uncover clues that lead to the horrifying truth behind the murders.
  • Noir Immersion – Lose yourself in a dystopian future through this meaningful and original interactive detective story, that explores the dangers of transhumanism and immortality. In a world of eternal life and vanishing morality, you, a hardened detective, must navigate the lines of right and wrong in a society where death is a distant memory.
  • A Stunning Narrative Adventure – Utilising the power of Unreal Engine 5, Nobody Wants to Die pushes the boundaries of storytelling, combining photorealistic graphics and a distinctly unique narrative experience.
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