Developer Firesprite has shared new details on its upcoming horror VR game, The Persistence. In addition to announcing its newly set release date, Firesprite took to PlayStation’s blog and shared a few tips and insights into the game to get players excited.
“The game is set aboard The Persistence, a colony ship that suffers a malfunction during a jump,” Firesprite wrote. “[The malfunction] lands it in the inexorable pull of a black hole, wreaking havoc on the ship and corrupting the Clone Printer, which is now creating mutated copies of your ex-shipmates.” The player’s role, as a sole survivor, is to “restore functionality” to the ship and somehow return to Earth. Firesprite reassured potential players that while they will likely die a lot, death is part of the mechanics.
“With each new life, you play as a fresh clone with her Engrams (her memories and personality) restored,” Firesprite continued. “With each new life comes the opportunity to re-sequence her DNA to create more powerful clones in the future.” Furthermore, each life is going to be different. “Every life plays out differently, with different enemies to face, items to find and weapons to buy and upgrade. Taking time to understand the ever-changing world around you is crucial to staying alive.”
The Persistence is available for pre-order now, and launches for the PlayStation 4 on July 24, 2018. You can check out the latest gameplay trailer below.