Sony’s PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR2) headset isn’t far away from launch. If you’re one of the lucky ones to have preordered one (congrats) then there’s even more reason to get excited. It has been revealed the 17-Bit is to bring its excellent survival adventure Song in the Smoke to the device. And not merely a port either, but a full remaster.
As spotted by Upload VR, 17-Bit’s Creative Director Jake Kazdal confirmed the details in the latest edition of Edge #380. Now called Song in the Smoke: Rekindled, the upcoming port has completely overhauled the videogame to make use of the PlayStation 5’s processing power. In the article, Kazdal mentions: “It wasn’t a light upgrade – it was a ton of work and up-rezzing of so many visual systems. It stands alone, even compared to the highest-end version possible on PC VR – it’s honestly not even close.”
Over on Twitter Kazdal went on to say: “It’s more than a remaster, we’ve added tons of polish and additional features driven by user requests and feedback, and we are VERY proud of this ultimate edition!”
Song in the Smoke: Rekindled will be a launch title for PSVR 2 when the headset arrives next month on 22nd February. PSVR 2 has gained considerable interest from the VR community. Not only for its impressive spec list but also for its price, coming in at £529.99 GBP ($549.99 USD).
The original Song in the Smoke came out in 2020, supporting Meta Quest 2, PSVR and PC VR devices. It’s still worth a look now, taking players to a wondrous, living ecosystem full of magic and danger. Survival is no easy task, needing to maintain fires to last through the night whilst predators hunt from the shadows.
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