The highly anticipated PSVR horror game, The Persistence, is all set to terrify VR gamers on July 24th. However, much about the game is still shrouded in mystery. Most notably, the games co-op gameplay mode. Firesprite, the games developer and publisher, changed that today by giving us gamers a tasty sneak peek at the game feature.
When you first hear that co-op in The Persistence is going to be phone and tablet biased, you might rush to write it off completely. However, Firesprite seems to be taking this concept in a rather interesting direction. As the VR player, you can have up to four friends monitor and interact with you, in game, through the Solex System.
Not So Traditional Co-Op
If you are new to The Persistence, this game involves a teleportation experiment aboard a spaceship going terribly wrong. When a majority of the passengers are mutated into roaming monsters, you take it upon yourself to survive . Even if that means cloning yourself as many times as needed while you roam the ships ever changing corridors.
The Solex System is a downloadable app that mimics the ships engineering system, allowing players to track your movement. It also gives them access to enemy locations, locked doors, and even hidden items. However, the most interesting part is that it allows the other players to help, or hinder your progress.
Yes, your dear friends can set out to kill you and reap some sweet rewards in the process. The Solex System is upgradeable, meaning that the co-op players will have objectives that will increase their power in one direction or the other. So, if the lights go dark right as a lumbering horde of monsters spot you, you might hear a snicker or two coming from your “friends”.