Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness coming to the West
The previously exclusive Japanese title – Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, a visual novel based on the anime is coming to the west on PS4, PS Vita and PC.
The game first made its debut on the Xbox One as a launch exclusive in Japan but later got a release on PS4 and PS Vita (possibly to the lack of sales of the console in the country).
In a strange turn however, despite having a better market overseas – Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness will not be coming to the Xbox One platform in the west. The game is due out Q4 2016.
About the anime/game:
In the near future, advanced technological developments have allowed one’s mental state and disposition to be quantified and profiled.
For the public’s welfare, all emotions and thoughts are documented and managed by the Sibyl System. This system measures the quality of each person’s life by what is known as the Psycho-Pass, a reading of an individual’s mind. Broken down into two main components, the Psycho-Pass is the system’s omniscient eyes of justice. One of these components is the Hue, which is a visual representation of the Psycho-Pass that conveys a person’s stress level. The other is the Crime Coefficient, which is a numerical value that represents a person’s criminal capacity. This number determines whether an individual requires enforcement by the detectives of the Public Safety Bureau. Detectives are divided into two groups: Enforcers, who are tasked with the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of criminals, and Inspectors, who are charged with managing the Enforcers.