At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 Tarsier Studios announced puzzle title Statik for PlayStation VR. Pre-orders for the videogame have now gone live and a release date has also been confirmed.
Details were revealed via the UK PlayStation Store, with the release date listed as 24th April 2017. There’s a pre-order price of £15.99 GBP, if you’re a PlayStation Plus member you can get a 20 percent discount off that price, dropping the cost to £12.79. This price will be available until Statik’s launch day.
Coming from the minds behind LittleBigPlanet for the PS Vita, Statik is the studio’s first virtual reality (VR) title, putting players hands inside a box. Located around the outside are various switches, dials, gauges and levers that form the basis of the puzzles. Each one is mapped to a different button or stick on the DualShock 4 controller depending on the actual puzzle. These change everyday, with players having to use their wits, eyes and ears to solve the mysteries, your hands are trapped inside a box after all.
VRFocus previewed Statik at E3 2016 saying it was: ‘engaging and enjoyable, showing a lot of promise. The overall simplicity works in Statik’s favour and if Tarsier Studios can get the level and difficulty progression design right then this is one title that VR puzzle fans should keep an eye on.’
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Statik, reporting back with any further updates.