Should you have been one of the many who have dipped their toe into the VR scene, then you may have stumbled – quite literally – into the acclaimed PSVR sci-fi horror experience The Persistence. Well good news, for today we see Firesprite Games announcing that they are getting set to launch the game in standard flat screen form with release on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Due to arrive at some point this summer, The Persistence on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC will offer the same brutal take on survival-horror mixed with innovative rogue-like design into the genre, with its release on console and PC release marking the first time this chilling experience has hit the 4K flat screen.
Coming in both physical and digital form, in The Persistence, players are tasked with surviving on board a doomed deep space colony starship in the year 2521. The problem is that this ship is overrun with horrific and murderous aberrations that make their presence known as players explore, evade and fight their way through the depths of an ever-changing labyrinth to bring the ship back to Earth.
Taking the great bits of the original VR release and then found adding in support for flatscreen play, this fresh version of The Persistence heightens the tension thanks to enhanced environments and post-processing effects, all working seamlessly with tailored UI and controls.
And if you thought that was good, Firesprite Games have confirmed that those who already own the PlayStationVR version will also receive these features via an update on PlayStation4 for no extra cost.
“We’re excited and very much looking forward to bringing this game and universe we have created to new platforms for players,” said Graeme Ankers, MD and Co-founder of Firesprite Games. “The Persistence is a survival-horror experience designed to keep players on edge from start to finish, and with a procedurally generated environment forming around them, no two playthroughs are ever identical, meaning you will never find safety or security in the same place.”
“Firesprite has created such an atmospheric, intense, and massively enjoyable game in The Persistence and we are absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to bring it to new audiences across all formats,” adds Rob Edwards, Managing Director of Perp Games.
Feature of The Persistence include:
- A brutal take on the survival-horror genre that integrates rogue-like design elements to give the action an extra edge.
- Procedurally generated stages that change with each playthrough, creating a labyrinth-like experience that adds to the tension.
- Live, die, repeat. Play as dozens of different clones on board the ship, each one with the potential to be stronger than the last.
- Tailored controls. enhanced environments and post-processing effects for PC, PS4 and XBOX deliver a heightened fidelity of horror for fans of the genre.
If you haven’t previous played The Persistence and wish to know more, check out the trailer below. And then hold tight for the summer 2020 launch on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC when it drops digitally and physically.