On the flip of the brand new millennium, Sega made a sport known as Cosmic Smash. It got here to pick arcades in Japan and Europe earlier than a Japan-only launch on console.
Set in refreshingly minimalist areas dropped at life by music and graphic design, the sport was a singular mix of sports activities and puzzle motion. Suppose low-gravity squash meets block breaker. An actual journey to the sting of house and time.
Versus. Idea by artwork director Rob Davis. (Copyright, RapidEyeMovers 2023)
The sport seemingly got here out of nowhere however shortly distinguished itself as a design and magnificence icon for the ages, a type of uncommon video games that look, sound and really feel not like something you’ve ever performed earlier than.
Whereas the sport felt prefer it got here from an alternate universe, it wholly embraced essentially the most elementary a part of what makes video games nice: it was a blast. If ever I needed to journey to a digital world, it could be this one: a spot the place I can calm down whereas shifting, in inviting areas which might be uncluttered and effortlessly trendy, devoid of the stresses, the noises and the garishness of our day by day grind.
Cosmonauts. Idea by artwork director Rob Davis. (Copyright, RapidEyeMovers 2023)
This world simply needed to come to VR, however constructing stunning worlds takes nice folks.
Whereas our planet was locking down, I teamed up with a dream group of individuals whose work I love. From VR pioneers Wolf & Wooden, who I’ve been constructing the PS5 and PSVR2 sport The Final Employee with, prime designers Cory Schmitz (Rez Infinite, Sound Shapes) and Arkotype (Polytron), musicians Ken Ishii (Rez Infinite) and Danalogue (The Comet is Coming, Soccer 96), artwork director Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven) and sound designer Dan Pugsley (Alba: A Wildlife Journey).
Collectively, we got down to reimagine the beloved traditional for VR and on-line gameplay. Amazingly, Sega trusted us.
Right here is the primary have a look at our sport, C-Smash VRS.
VRS stands for VR and Versus. On March 23, you may pattern each once we launch a C-Smash VRS demo for PS VR2 on PlayStation Retailer, which you’ll get pleasure from with one other participant on-line or in a solo coaching mode. I can’t wait to point out you a digital actuality we may have solely dreamed of till now.
C-Smash VRS (Copyright, RapidEyeMovers 2023)
We’ll be sharing our launch date quickly, at which level you’ll be capable to pre-order the sport at PlayStation Retailer, so ensure to wishlist it at the moment to be notified when that and the demo are reside!