Hmm, I don’t see it like that. From what @Isae has posted at the beginning of the thread, that Ryukishi is aiming for the concept of an open world, I don’t think your companies concept works with that. Meaning that, these companies would present like what, a few executives, some other maybe mysterious workers lower in rank and maybe the executives’ loved ones. That would make a tight cast of characters with connections to one another, and while I may be completely wrong here, from the words ‘open world’, I understand a city in which possibilities of somebody random, who may not seem connected at the mystery at first, or maybe somebody even hidden, that the other characters should find can be the culprit or involved in the mystery somewhat. Open world means a world free to explore, thus I think that maybe Ryukishi means exploring this whole city, however random it may seem and finding obscure connections in some parts. And I mean no offense, but the companies trying to outdo one another setting that you came up with is… well, pretty boring to me. It could be incredible if done well, of course, but it is a bit dull to me. And like you said, Vayalite, that the When They Cry series always culminate in a massacre and you think that will be possible here too, which is completely possible… I wouldn’t like that, I’d like something new and a story coiled up completely differently. As for cameos, they’d be nice, but I’d rather have this story have no connection to the previous games, like I said, I want something new in many aspects. Also, I don’t think anybody here should analyse the visual much, I don’t think it contains any clues or anything, it’s probably just the city in which the story will take place.
Speaking of, have any announcements been made in regards to whether or not there will be a manga counterpart of this (which I think it will)?