London Studio, the British team behind PlayStation VR adventure Blood & Truth may have released a free demo last week to showcase the title but it has much greater plans in store. That announcement saw the studio tease details on a new update due to arrive later this week, so VRFocus caught up with Stuart Whyte, Director of VR Product Development to find out more.
Blood & Truth has been out for a couple of months now and London Studio has been working on several new updates which will help to extend the life of the experience, including a New Game + mode so that you can replay the entire storyline again and pick up the items you missed, getting 100% completion in the process.
Leaderboards will be introduced across all levels and Challenges so you can compete against your mates – or anyone else for that matter. Whyte also confirms that the team is working to expand the roster of Challenges with more due to arrive in the months to come.
The most interesting part of the interview comes when Whyte indicates that the Blood & Truth franchise may become bigger than just one videogame if fans love the experience. Seeing as the response to Blood & Truth has been overwhelmingly positive, then fans may see more of this gritty London narrative.
It was certainly one of VRFocus’ favourite PlayStation VR titles of 2019, giving the videogame a full five star review, commenting: “While you don’t have the freedom of Borderlands 2 VR for example, with Blood & Truth you have a far more focused videogame that knows what it wants to achieve, and that’s put a smile on your face. From start to finish Blood & Truth is one hell of a ride, a finely choreographed John Woo movie that’s all about sheer entertainment.”
Whyte is also very positive about the VR videogame industry as a whole. Thanks to lots of experimentation over the last couple of years he expects to see ‘new genres and new types of games’ coming to VR systems in the future.