Yesterday was dominated by PlayStation VR videogame news thanks to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) content packed press conference for Paris Games Week (PGW). One title to feature was Polyarc’s highly anticipated platformer Moss which had a confirmed launch window of February 2018. Now the European PlayStation Store has listed the videogame with an exact date, 27th February.
When Moss was first revealed back in June, during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Polyarc had initially said it would be releasing the title by the end of 2017. The studio hasn’t said why the date has slipped, but due to the overwhelmingly positive response Moss received on its first public outing it’s likely the team wanted to spend a bit more time polishing the experience as expectations are so high.
Also announced yesterday was the availability of pre-orders for fans based in North, South and Latin America, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Moss can be pre-ordered through PlayStation Store and GameStop for $29.99 USD / £24.99 GBP, coming with an exclusive dynamic PlayStation Theme and PlayStation Avatar featuring Moss’s hero Quill and her idyllic forest home. North American consumers get instant access to the bonuses, while European fans will need to wait until February.
In Moss players control a cute little mouse called Quill, guiding her through caves, forests, and foreboding ruins that are filled with ancient artefacts and mysterious creatures, all the while solving a mixture of puzzles that stand in the way of the pint-size hero.
If you’ve not read it yet, VRFocus wrote a glowing preview of Moss back in June, saying: “After just one short play, the tease of more taxing puzzles and the forming of a non-verbal relationship with the adorable Quill is very compelling.” VRFocus also sat down with Polyarc’s Chris Alderson who works as the Art Director on Moss for further info.
As the release nears, if Polyarc makes any further announcements VRFocus will let you know.