British developer Firesprite released survival horror The Persistence for PlayStation VR back in 2018. Later this year the studio will bring the videogame to more platforms, both VR and non-VR as well as enhancing the experience.
The summer The Persistence will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC – both Steam and Oculus Store – with enhanced environments and post-processing effects. If you already own the PlayStation VR version then you’ll be able to play the standard PlayStation 4 version for free.
Set onboard a doomed deep space colony starship in the year 2521 you play a security officer who finds the rest of the crew have been turned into horrific monsters. As this is a procedurally generated ship, every time you die it’ll change, offering a labyrinth in which you must explore, evade and fight whilst never being able to learn the map.
The PlayStation VR version also had a companion app for iOS and Android devices where friends can either help or hinder the VR player. It’s yet to be confirmed if this feature will be continued for the various platforms.
“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 in a statement. “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.
When reviewing The Persistence back in 2018 VRFocus said: “Overall, The Persistence is a great sci-fi horror experience that cleverly uses VR to slowly ratchet up the tension and fear. While never entirely terrifying, it does still work well as horror, with just enough randomisation to keep you coming back for more.”
As further details regarding the release of The Persistence in 2020 VRFocus will keep you updated.