On PlayStation’s blog today, Firesprite (a Liverpool-based developer) gave some detail regarding a “disturbing first-person horror experience.”
You play onboard a research vessel called The Persistence, which has been sent to study a collapsing star. An experiment triggers a catastrophic failure, causing the ship’s computer tries to “save the day” by reconstructing the deceased crew members. This causes a tremendous error in the process transforming the members into mutants.…
Unfortunately, you are in cryosleep (that sucks), have to wake up this shit, then navigate the ship in an attempt to get the engines up and running again before you get sucked into a black hole (bad work day).
The ship is procedurally generated. Every time you die, you wake up as a different person with a new ship layout. According to them “And die you will — death is an integral part of the gameplay loop. Also, s you play, collect stem cells and use them to enhance your character after your death. Benefits like health, speed, and stealth. Sounds like fun.
Weapons include a nifty Stem Cell Harvester, a sidearm that syphons cells from enemies with fatal results. A Gravity Bomb that drops a miniature black hole that devours enemies. The Rage Serum injector grants a temporary super-strength so you beat the crap out of these mutants. Of course, there are the usual firearms as well.
The Persistence has no current release date, but it is definitely coming to PS VR and appears to be a game to play on the VR.