Crytek Release ‘Robinson’ E3 Trailer for PlayStation VR


Crytek have released a new trailer for their forthcoming PlayStation VR exclusive adventure title Robinson: The Journey.

Crytek’s Robinson: The Journey, whose heritage stems from VR tech demonstration series ‘Return to Dinosaur Island’, had been demonstrated on the Oculus Rift VR headset and high-spec PC base-stations prior to last year’s Paris Games Show, leading everyone to believe that the title would land on Crytek’s traditionally preferred platform, the PC. At PGW however, Crytek announced that it was to bring its built-for-VR adventure title exclusively to PlayStation VR.


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The trailer (embedded at the top of this page), shown from the player’s perspective, “features a spaceship crash that leads to the game’s protagonist becoming cast away on a mysterious extrasolar planet”, says the press release, “As the door of the stranded ship opens to reveal the world outside, prepare to witness a beguiling landscape peppered by meteor showers, populated by dinosaurs and featuring unexplored territory that stretches as far as the eye can see.”

It’s essentially a short summary of some of the game’s backstory, the overall premise of which is still somewhat mysterious – other than the protagonist’s name is Robin and that you’ve crash landed on a planet filled with things intent on eating you.

The visuals are stunning, however it’s not clear if what we’re seeing in the trailer is representative of realtime rendered visuals on the PS4, it seems unlikely given the fidelity, but we’re willing to remain positive. There’s no doubt that the production design remains as strong as when we first took a look at the game last year.

No set release date for Robinson: The Journey as yet, we’ll let you know when we do. Road to VR‘s Ben Lang went hands on with the game last night, and will be sharing his thoughts soon.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • DiGiCT Ltd

    Nice Artwork

  • glyphery

    This is absolutely gorgeous (allowing, obvs, for the fact that it won’t look this lush through a current gen headset) and is exactly the sort of game I look forward to playing in VR. (Which again means I have to go cry a little at its PSVR exclusivity, as I don’t own a PS4 and broke the piggy bank with the Vive.)

  • Andrew Jakobs

    If that’s real PSVR, then it sure looks awesome..

  • OMG, this is going to be so cool. I can’t wait. :D

  • James Friedman

    Crazy thing is I actually canceled my pre-order of the PSVR through bestbuy but then after Sony announced the date of release I got an update to my order. It looks like they ignored my cancellation so I’m kind of excited about that :)

  • yag

    Actually the game is pretty much on rails so it wont require that much horse power to look this good.