Downward Spiral’s PSVR Version Is Releasing Very Soon

by Jamie Feltham • July 16th, 2018

The PSVR version of one of our favorite VR games of the year so far is nearly here.

Finland-based 3rd Eye Studios this weekend confirmed that its VR space odyssey, Downward Spiral: Horus Station, will arrive on Sony’s headset sometime in August. Writing in a blog post, the studio noted the console version was “in the final stages of certifications” with a few last bugs to fix. We didn’t get a specific day, but it’s great to hear the PSVR version isn’t too far around the corner.

Downward Spiral sees players awaken on a seemingly deserted space station, which they must then explore in search of the missing crew. The game uses zero gravity traversal, getting players to grab onto surfaces and then launch themselves into the air. It also includes a full campaign that can be played in either single-player or with a friend in co-op as well as competitive multiplayer modes to boot. VR support is optional and support for both the DualShock 4 and Move controllers is included.

We were big fans of the game when it launched on Rift and Vive in May, awarding it 8/10 in our review. “There are issues with each of Downward Spiral: Horus Station’s core elements, but the game’s hugely compelling atmosphere, ever-evolving arsenal and first-rate immersion is more than enough to see you through to the end,” we said. “From the chilling exploration to the nimble combat, this is an adventure that keeps its hooks in you and occasionally even pulls off that rarest of sensations: to make you forget where you really are in the world.”

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