Pixel Reef has announced adventure and exploration game Paper Beast Enhanced Edition, a new upgraded re-release of their dreamy VR game.
Paper Beast Enhanced Edition is launching for PlayStation VR2 and PlayStation 5 on September 27th.
Here’s a rundown on the new release, plus a new trailer:
Originally released in 2020, Paper Beast captivated players with its surreal ecosystem born from the depths of big data, brimming with endearing origami-like creatures shaped by wild AIs. This mesmerizing adventure fully leverages the capabilities of the PSVR2 and PS5, offering enhanced features and improved immersion.
The original game was praised for its innovative gameplay, unique aesthetics, and extraordinary universe. Navigating this world requires solving puzzles by manipulating the environment. Paper Beast received several awards and nominations, including the Best VR Experience at the Pixel Awards Europe 2020 and the Best Game Universe at the Pégases 2021.
With its environmental storytelling, Paper Beast conveys its narrative through exploration, creating deep bonds between the player, the virtual world, and the creatures inhabiting it. This uncharted land will reveal harsh environments; cooperation between animals and the player will be at the heart of the adventure, punctuated by dangerous entities and breathtaking landscapes.
Players will experience Paper Beast in VR via the PSVR2 or in “flat” mode on the PS5. The new version brings a multitude of improvements, fully harnessing the capabilities of the PS5 and PSVR2, including a smooth locomotion mode to freely traverse landscapes, as well as 4k support on PS5 outside VR.
The PSVR2 version also supports HDR for superior VR image quality compared to previous iterations. Both platforms now offer highly detailed textures, especially on the flow of sand and water, and introduce Light Shafts. On the gameplay side, the sandbox is expanded, with an increased number of creatures and plants that grow and beautify over time.