Downward Spiral: Horus Station is an upcoming sci-fi adventure set in the lost and forgotten Horus space station. Created by Finland-based 3rd Eye Studios, the minds behind the game recently put out an extended look at some of the its atmospheric exploration and puzzles in a new gameplay video.
While the video gives us a peek into the game’s PS4 version, the mechanics seen here can be found in the game’s VR-compatible antecedent, Downward Spiral: Prologue (2017), which served as a tantalizing proof-of-concept back when it was released last year. With VR motion controllers and supported headset (listed below), you use the environment to physically propel yourself forward, or a number of tools found along the way to navigate the sprawling space station like a grappling gun.
Downward Spiral: Horus Station offers single player and co-op play, and also includes a ‘peaceful’ mode that removes all enemies for those looking for an exploration-only experience. In addition to the campaign, the studio says there will also be eight-player PvP and PvE multiplayer modes including Deathmatch, Horde and Survivor challenges.
According to the studio, the game features no dialogue or cinematics, making users piece together the plot through observation and interpretation. The electronic ambient soundtrack was composed by HIM frontman Ville Valo.
The game is slated to launch sometime this spring on PC, PS4, PSVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets.
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