The sci-fi thriller Downward Spiral: Horus Station from independent game and technology studio, 3rd Eye Studios, is now available on Playstation 4 with optional PlayStation VR support.
In the game, players get lured through a lost vessel abandoned by its crew. The game developers say solving the mystery of the space station will take wits and ingenuity as players fight (or avoid) its unknown dangers. Players will find themselves using the ship's maintenance hardware such as bolt throwers, rail guns, and arc welders to take out threats, solve puzzles, and find the truth of why Horus Station has been left adrift.
“Combining the thought-provoking mysteries of sci-fi classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris with interactive exploration has been a dream of ours for years, and we can’t wait for PlayStation players to experience Downward Spiral: Horus Station’s unique atmosphere and story,” said Gregory Louden, Lead Designer of 3rd Eye Studios. “While entirely captivating on a flat screen, Downward Spiral: Horus Station cranks the immersion up to 11 for those with PlayStation VR - especially if used in tandem with the PlayStation Move controllers.”
The game is set aboard an abandoned space station and lets players uncover the sci-fi mystery on their own through close observation and interpretation. The game features no cutscenes, dialogue, or text, so players will have to rely on environmental storytelling to piece the plot together. Solving the mystery of the space station will take wits and ingenuity as you fight or avoid dangers unknown. To assist players, the ship's maintenance hardware (such as bolt throwers, rail guns, and arc welders) can be used to take out threats, solve puzzles, and find the truth as to why Horus Station has been left drifting in space.
Those with Virtual Reality and motion control kits can engage with an extra level of immersion, the whole game can be played entirely in single-player or two-player co-op, and there’s even a game mode that removes combat entirely from the campaign for players who prefer a more relaxed, contemplative experience. In addition to Horus Station’s story campaign, there’s eight-player PvP and PvE multiplayer modes including Deathmatch and Horde.
GeekNifty recently reviewed Downward Spiral: Horus Station on PlayStation 4 complete with its PSVR experience. Be sure to check it out.
Downward Spiral: Horus Station is rated "T for Teen" by the ESRB.