PSVR Exclusive Puzzler Statik Gets Release Date

by Jamie Feltham • March 13th, 2017

Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) looks set to kick things up a notch next month, as anticipated new games finally arrive for the platform. One such title is Statik.

This promising new puzzle game from Sweden-based developer Tarsier Studios was announced just ahead of E3 2016 last June, and we’ve kept an eye on it ever since. Today, the game’s release date has slipped out via the EU PlayStation Store. It’s coming on April 24th and there’s currently a special pre-order promotion, offering 20% off for PS Plus members, taking the price from £15.99 to £12.79. It doesn’t appear that it’s up for pre-order on the US version of the store yet.

Statik has an intriguing core concept. Players hold a DualShock 4 controller in the real world but, in the virtual one, will find their hands encased in strange contraptions, littered with puzzles to solve. A mysterious lab coated man named Dr. Ingen is experimenting on you and you’ll have to clear his new trials every morning. It’s a promising premise that could make Statik one of the more immersive puzzlers on the platform.

Statik is the second of two big PSVR games arriving in April, the other being six degree of freedom (6DOF) shooter, Starblood Arena. Following that, anticipated first-person shooter Farpoint arrives in May along with the PSVR Aim Controller, which we recently went hands-on with. We also got to play a new survival horror game for the platform, The Persistence. After a somewhat slow start to the year, Sony’s headset finally looks set to kick things up a notch.

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