Gregory Louden, the Lead Designer at developers 3rd Eye Studios, has taken to the official PlayStation blog this week to reveal a new PlayStation VR game the team has been creating called Downward Spiral : Horus Station. The game offers players a “mysterious and atmospheric zero-gravity thriller” set in a lost and forgotten space station. Downward Spiral has been inspired by classics such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Twin Peaks, Black Mirror, and There Will be Blood and will be available exclusively to play on the PlayStation platform. As well as being made available on the PlayStation VR hardware the adventure will also be available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.
If all goes well Downward Spiral will be available during the spring of 2018, watch the announcement trailer below for a quick teaser of what you can expect from this mystery thriller that focuses on visual storytelling rather than providing traditional voiceover, audio diaries, or cinematics says the development team. Offering a story that’s “discovered not told” with environmental cues laying a path throughout the game.
To move around the space location in virtual reality a new locomotion system has been created allowing players to push themselves off the environment, to propel themselves in the required direction. Or use hardware such as a hand thruster or grappling magnet to navigate just as you would need to in space. Throughout the game hardware such as bolt throwers, rail guns, and arc welders are also made available to solve puzzles and help find out the truth behind why the Horus Station has been left drifting in space. For more information and visuals jump over to the official PlayStation blog by following the link below.