I’ve played 30 minuets of The Persistence. It was on a busy game show floor at EGX a few years back. Even with all the background noise and T-shirt cannon’s going off in the background, it was terrifying in VR. It’s easy to understand why it won some many plaudits when it launched on PSVR back in 2018. Now, developer Firesprite Games are gearing up to release a non-VR version of The Persistence for consoles and PC – and it’s coming soon.
The Persistence will launch digitally on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 for £24.99/$29.99/€29.99. A physical edition of the game will be released by Perp Games but this will be delayed due to the Covid-19 effect on global retail outlets. This news comes alongside the release of this new trailer:
The Persistence is a survival horror set in the year 2521. The game tests players to “surviving on board a doomed deep space colony starship overrun with horrific and murderous mutants”. How lovely. You’ll be “fighting your way through the depths of an ever-changing labyrinth to bring the ship back to Earth”.
Player’s who’ve already bough the PSVR version of The Persistence will get the Non-VR version for free. Gratis. No extra charge. In addition, players who pre-purchase The Persistence on Nintendo Switch (between Thursday, April 23rd and Wednesday, May 20th) and Xbox One (between Thursday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 20th) will receive a 10 percent discount.
“When we made the move to bring The Persistence to new platforms, our key focus was to ensure that the particularly brutal nature of gameplay made the leap to non-VR. As a result, The Persistence keeps players on edge from beginning to end, and with a procedurally generated environment forming around them, no two playthroughs are ever identical, meaning you will never find safety in the same spot.”Graeme Ankers, MD and founder of Firesprite Games.
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 stronger than the last
- Tailored controls. enhanced environments and post-processing effects for PC, PS4 and Xbox One deliver a heightened fidelity of horror for fans of the genre
- Atmospheric, cutting-edge visuals in docked, handheld or tabletop modes for the Nintendo Switch platform
Source: Press Release