Immediately, we’re thrilled to announce that our upcoming PlayStation VR unique, Blood & Reality, launches on 28th Might 2019.
It’s an all-action first-person shooter that performs out amidst the grit and glamour of London’s felony underworld, that includes outrageous set items, continuous motion and cutting-edge tech that will get the easiest out of your PS VR headset.
The Origins of Blood & Reality
We had been one of many first groups at SIE Worldwide Studios to get our fingers on PlayStation VR and we had been proud to ship one in every of its standout launch titles. As it’s possible you’ll keep in mind, PlayStation VR Worlds was a set of numerous, distinct experiences, starting from deep-sea exploration in Ocean’s Descent, to an summary future sport in Dangerball.
However listening to group suggestions, it was clear that the London Heist expertise was the overwhelming fan favorite. Individuals completely beloved being the star of their very own gangster film – from the second Mickie sat down in entrance of you and snarled “What you lookin’ at?” you had been completely immersed in London’s felony underworld.
PS VR gave us the chance to discover one thing that conventional video video games had struggled to do. You weren’t simply watching the motion unfold, you had been being thrust into the very coronary heart of it – and that felt like an exciting paradigm shift for each creators and gamers alike.
So with our subsequent challenge, we had been decided to not simply replicate this laser give attention to immersion and interactivity, however to push it to the following degree. And what higher playground to flex our muscular tissues in than with a return to London’s felony underbelly?
Turning into an Motion Hero
Our objective with Blood & Reality was to take what we discovered on London Heist and use that have to create the last word PS VR blockbuster – one the place the participant may really reside out their wildest motion hero fantasies in a full-length first-person shooter.
Blood & Reality pushes you thru a rollercoaster trip of a narrative line, set in opposition to iconic London places. You’ll be dual-wielding computerized pistols whereas leaping from exploding buildings, exchanging gunfire from the again of an armoured automobile, battling by means of hordes of enemies on daring rescue missions, and chasing down targets by means of the dirty back-streets of London.
To make sure we nailed that all-action summer season blockbuster really feel, we labored with Hollywood producer/director Rick Porras (whose credit embody Lord of the Rings, Contact and Forrest Gump) on our mo-cap shoots, alongside a fantastic solid of actors together with Colin Salmon (Mortal Engines, London Has Fallen, Resident Evil).
Be on the Heart of the Motion
We’ve additionally taken the extent of interactivity and motion past something we’ve accomplished earlier than. Whereas within the London Heist your character fired from a set place, in Blood & Reality, you possibly can transfer between cowl to get a greater angle on enemies, and work together together with your surroundings to find new weapons, ammo, intel or collectables.
We’ve additionally carried out an on-body stock giving you quick access to your weapons, ammo and instruments. This implies you possibly can look right down to your hips to see a pair of revolvers, then look to your shoulders to see a fight shotgun and an assault rifle. Altering weapons is as easy and intuitive as reaching to the holster and grabbing it.
And we’re notably pleased with the work our audio workforce has accomplished on Blood & Reality. We wished a particular fashion to our music, reflecting each the motion film style we’re impressed by, and the modern sound of London. We’ve labored with each proficient grime artists and a full 90-piece orchestra and the outcomes are spectacular – look out for extra on the sport’s music quickly.
Mark your calendar for 28th Might and put together to be the last word motion hero – Blood & Reality is coming. Pre-order immediately from the PlayStation Retailer and also you’ll get the next extras:
Avatars: A trio of avatars in your PSN ID displaying agent Carson, Ryan Marks and the mysterious Kayla
Digital artwork e-book
Keep tuned to PlayStation.Weblog for extra information quickly within the run as much as launch!