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.
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.