Asobi developer team at Astro’s Playroom have hinted at plans for “the most ambitious game yet” after making an all-new game. website on his current and future projects.
The newly formed PlayStation Studio, which was acquired by PlayStation Studios Japan earlier this year, is best known for developing Astro’s Playroom for PS5 and Astro Bot from 2018: Rescue Mission for PSVR.
I am “about usThe site’s division, the Tokyo-based Asobi team, confirmed that they are “working hard on their most ambitious game to date” – and a number of job announcements with the developer may shed some light on what this game might entail.
in one Job offer As for the game designer, posted on the site’s careers page, he says the Asobi team is looking for someone who can “create a variety of levels for the 3D action game, all offering fast-paced and creative situations.”
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In other job postings, a environmental artist He wanted someone who could “focus on realistic installation techniques in a fun artistic style” and animationWho can animate a wide variety of cartoon and mechanical characters, props, and vehicles in the game.
So you can assume that the developer is once again working on a nice platform, which is probably led by now-iconic man Astro Bot.
As for the hardware the game is being developed for, it’s almost certainly on its way to PS5. But there’s also the possibility that another VR-based platformer – such as Astro Bot: Rescue Mission – may appear in time for the launch of the PSVR 2 headset.
The latter has been confirmed by Sony as being in development for PS5 and with an expected release date of 2022, so it could coincide with the next Team Asobi game.
Analysis: Another virtual reality experience with a tipping point?
Of course, the Team Asobi title in development will likely not use virtual reality at all, and instead become another hugely popular PS5-exclusive platform that focuses on DualSense controller functionality.
But given Astro Bot: Rescue Mission in Sony’s first VR project, it makes sense that the developer would come up with an equally groundbreaking title for PSVR 2.
Basically, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission has a generic spell character and makes players run, jump and collect coins over the course of increasingly difficult and complex levels.
That doesn’t sound like a suggestion, but the application of new virtual reality hardware into the game – which prompted us to scan, bend, and display the virtual environment – proved why there is so much excitement about the emerging technology. still.
Additionally, Team Asobi appears to have missed a trick with Astro’s Playroom on PS5 by deleting PSVR compatibility. As stellar as it is, this platform game world seemed like the perfect opportunity to flex the muscles of Sony’s VR hardware once again.
It remains to be seen if PSVR 2 will appear at the same time as the developer’s next game – but it would be a shame if Asobi ditched virtual reality for a second time.
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