So PlayStation Spotlight has already served up Doom 3: VR Edition today and for the second PlayStation VR announcement, Japanese developer 17-BIT has unveiled Song in the Smoke, expected later this year.
From the team behind Skulls of the Shogun and GALAK-Z, Song in the Smoke is going to be a mystical survival adventure set in a prehistoric world full of an assortment of beasts to fend off whilst crafting, foraging and hunting through its lush environment.
Song in the Smoke will offer a world set across 8 biomes, from lush forests and ancient valleys, through to frozen peaks. Players will have to gather materials to make their own tools, weapons – such as clubs and bows – clothing, medicine and even shelter.
“At 17-BIT we love to create fresh takes on existing genres, from our lighthearted turn-based strategy game Skulls of the Shogun, to the modernized space shooter GALAK-Z. With Song in the Smoke, we dove even deeper into unknown territory: a VR survival adventure, with all new rules, in a completely new medium,” says 17-BIT founder and creative lead Jake Kazdal in a statement.
The videogame will feature art by illustrator Katsuya Terada (The Legend of Zelda, Blood: The Last Vampire), offering stylized scenery that helps to create an eerie, otherworldly vibe.
“Song in the Smoke is unlike anything we’ve done before, and it’s our most ambitious title yet,” Kazdal continues. “The experience is so completely immersive and engaging, the forest is alive all around you in the extra dimension provided by VR. We’re thrilled to be offering an intense adventure that couldn’t be captured in any other way.”
Song in the Smoke is slated for launch later this year, supporting PlayStation VR, Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift. Check out the first trailer below and for further updates on the title, keep reading VRFocus.