Exclusive: Developer Frogwares' next game is Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, an open-world
prequel to its adventure series.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes game was for the last 20 years under the premier
developer Frogwares. It followed the latest release of “The Sinking City” in the year 2019. This
opened a new world of adventure to the gamers inspired by the developer H.P. Lovecraft. He
jumped straight to work on the concept of bringing the most well-known character back from
the roots in a sphere of exploration.
In an exclusive interview, Frogwares have revealed the fact stating “I was developing and self-
publishing Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, a prequel that will focus on the early exploits of the
Among all the set of releases lined up in the year 2021 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and next-gen
+consoles, Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One. This game will take the cues of “The Sinking City” by
bringing the players into an exploring open-world city. It is filled with the characters to meet
the disguises to wear, and the mysteries to solve goes on.
As per Frogwares, the story says, we quote “It is set in the early years of the detective's career
that the game casts you as a 21-year-old Sherlock Holmes who returns to his Mediterranean
island hometown following his mother's death. After reacquainting himself with the island, his
family manor, and the enigmatic companion Jonathan--who is not Watson--he'll discover that
the town has got some secrets, and he'll use his budding yet still brilliant detective skills to
uncover a larger conspiracy at work.”
He further added “Our version of Sherlock is not a traditional character. He has this raw talent
[for discovering the truth] that's sort of untamed. He's more arrogant, and much more volatile
in this game compared to [other] versions. “
Frogwares along with the community manager Sergey Oganesyan and the lead feature designer
Yaroslav Martyniuk further added that this prequel was decided years ago before the release of
the games like Crime and Punishment and The Devil's Daughter. Even the Batman, Year One
Chapter One, was reframed early in the years before the detective and its world.
Frogwares claims that the game Sherlock is a gateway to the newcomers to simply jump into
the series. Their main goal is to show and shape Sherlock to be the greatest of all detectives in-
Till date this much is announced. Hope to update on the upcoming release date soon.