For many people, VR games are mostly an interesting and exciting idea that they are not able to engage with. VR headsets are still not cheap enough for the average gamer to impulse buy, and this causes people to miss some games entirely. Even if a title is very good, it gets passed up by a lot of gamers simply because it is inaccessible. If one of those passed games was the VR survival-horror roguelike The Persistence, then there is good news! This Summer The Persistence is coming to the flat screen with a new non-VR version for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.
The new version will feature upgraded graphics with enhanced environments and post-processing effects. And tailored UI and controls make non-VR play a natural feeling experience. And players who already own the game on PSVR will get the non-VR version for free. Perp Games will be publishing a physical copy of the game for all three consoles, while Firesprite (The game’s developer) handle the simultaneous digital launch.
In The Persistence, players are tasked with surviving on board a doomed deep space colony starship in the year 2521. The game visually resembles titles such as Dead Space, and Alien Isolation, drawing players through shadowy sci-fi environments. The Persistence is a survival horror game, and the roguelike element of the randomized spaceship layout highlights the tension. No two runs are the same, and each death brings the player to an unfamiliar map layout. Collect stem cells from enemies, upgrade your clone, and collect weapons to survive.
The Persistence features:
- A brutal take on the survival-horror genre that integrates rogue-like design elements to give the action an extra edge.
- Procedurally generated stages that change with each playthrough, creating a labyrinth-like experience that adds to the tension.
- Live, die, repeat. Play as dozens of different clones on board the ship, each one with the potential to be more reliable than the last.
- Tailored controls, enhanced environments, and post-processing effects for PC, PS4, and XBOX deliver a heightened fidelity of horror for fans of the genre.
All these significant changes and updates are coming Summer 2020, though an exact date is still TBA. If you need more great horror game news, check out more of our horror game coverage here.
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