Developer Firesprite Games has announced that The Persistence, a sci-fi horror experience that originally launched on PlayStation VR, is headed to Switch and other platforms this summer.
The game has players trying to survive onboard a doomed, deep-space colony starship in the year 2521. Unfortunately, this ship is overrun with horrific and murderous monsters and it's your job to explore, evade, and fight your way through them to bring your ship back to Earth.
Here are some key features, which sadly reveal that the new version's enhanced environments and post-processing effects won't make it to Switch:
- 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 stronger 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.
While we won't be getting those fancy new visuals, we will be getting treated to a physical copy of the game. Perp Games will publish a physical edition set to release at retail, and you'll also be able to download the game directly onto your console from the eShop.
If you want to learn more about this one ahead of its summer release, feel free to check out our sister site Push Square's review of the VR version.
The Persistence cleverly blends Dead Space-esque outer-space sci-fi scares with the addictive arcade loop of rogue-lites like Rogue Legacy, resulting in a PlayStation VR campaign that’s both gut-wrenching and weirdly replayable. It won’t take you a million lightyears to complete the likeable campaign, but a hardcore mode awaits when you’ve finished, and clever co-op functionality adds a little longevity to the experience as well. With a compelling gameplay format as well as some great gadgetry, this is one survival mission we thoroughly enjoyed.