It feels like it’s a long time coming, but it looks like Obduction, the VR adventure from Myst creators, Cyan is finally making its long-awaited journey to PlayStation VR.
Cyan are masters at building worlds that feel real and pull you in – and what better way to feel immersed in an exciting new world like Obduction than in VR. The game first made its way to PC VR headsets on Steam back in 2016, and received very favorable reviews from both critics and players. It then made its way to PS4 with an expected port to PSVR as well, but no such luck, unfortunately. Set to release on August 29 last year, Obduction then got postponed indefinitely by Cyan, citing the certification process they have to go through with Sony.
However, all that’s in the past, and now PSVR players will finally get to experience the magnificently alien world of Obduction for themselves when the game releases tomorrow, May 8th. Rand Miller, the CEO of Cyan took to a blog post on the PlayStation Blog to tell fans that their wait is finally over. “When we launched the PlayStation version we were already hard at work on the PS VR version, but we’ve been working to make the experience as good as possible,” Miller said in the post. “It’s especially exciting for us, because there are so many people with PS VR systems who can now experience Obduction in its virtual reality glory. VR adds so much of a sense of really being in our worlds.”
Check out the trailer:
In Obduction, you get to thoroughly explore alien landscapes – from a red rock desert filled with strange alien technology to a dense jungle between steep cliffs. It’s a game filled with interesting characters and challenging puzzles and contraptions to keep you dedicated through the sci-fi plot. The game also offers one of the longer dedicated VR experiences out there, coming in at around 10 – 15 hours to complete the story.
So if you’re a fan of Cyan’s brand of old-school puzzle adventures, or if you just like puzzle games in general, then make sure you don’t miss Obduction when it releases tomorrow. If you already own the game for PS4, then you’re probably wondering if you’re going to have to buy it again. Unfortunately, Cyan hasn’t been clear on that yet, so we’ll keep you updated. As for everyone else, it’s expected to go at the same price as the PC and PS4 versions, at $30.