Last month saw the launch of Farpoint from Impulse Gear on PlayStation VR along with the Playstation Aim controller. Suffice to say, it was a big hit amongst playstation gamers. Farpoint brought in a breath of fresh air with its large maps and tactical exploration. This is definitely a break from the stale wave shooters we’ve been getting up until now.
Now, almost a month later, the studio decided to announce a new free DLC for Farpoint, due to the overall success of the game. The DLC, called Cryo Pack, was revealed at this year’s E3. Cryo Pack adds four existing maps to the co-op mode as well as two completely new maps. As for the single player mode, it’s also getting both the new maps and all six co-op levels will now become playable in the challenge mode too.
A New Icy Challenge
The two new maps are both set in a snow-covered region of the planet and are a welcome diversion from the desert regions of the main game. The studio said that these environments will also have environmental effects like snow blizzards which make it harder to see at times. Besides the weather changes, the new maps are also more vertically inclined than the previous ones which adds a new level (pun intended) of gameplay style. Plus, apparently, the higher you go the more intense the weather gets.
The two additional maps coming to Farpoint include new enemies as well, that are ‘specially adapted to the new terrain’ which basically just means they’re even harder to kill. The first map adds large enemies that fire steadily at you from a distance, trying to distract you while their smaller allies scuttle ever closer to you until they’re close enough to give you a nice face hug. On the second map you will encounter seemingly oblivious creatures that walk around on two legs. But beware because the moment they notice you’re there they will become relentless in their mission to hunt you down.
Even more add-ons coming with the Cryo Pack DLC include a new character skin (which fits with the new icy atmosphere), more PlayStation trophies, and new toys for players to mess around with while waiting in the lobby. What is notably missing is any new additions to the story campaign, which is a letdown, but also understandable. It seems the key with this pack is to help bring more replayability. By focusing on the co-op mode and giving the single player mode more maps, Impulse Gear is certainly trying to give players more bang for their buck. Hopefully, there’s even more great content to come.
Farpoint’s Cryo Pack DLC will become available on June 27, so be sure to give Farpoint another go and experience the game in new ways.