Archiact, the studio behind VR games Evasion (2018) and Waddle Home (2016), today launched its underwater adventure FREEDIVER: Triton Down (2019) on PSVR and Oculus Quest in a new ‘Extended Cut’ edition.

Update (1:15 PM ET): In a surprise turn of events, it appears a version for Quest was also released today. We’ve updated the headline and following text to reflect this.

Freediver: Triton Down was decidedly pretty demure in scope when it first launched on on PC VR headsets back in May 2019, what with its one-hour playtime. Quick gameplay length notwithstanding, Freediver has striven to make up for its shortcomings with a number of good ideas such as an interesting ‘swimming’ locomotion system and the inherent tension of freediving in the deep without a mobile air supply.

Swimming, which is done via motion controller movement, not only allows you to seamlessly navigate the depths, but it also lends plenty of tension between movement and survival as the player is constantly looking for air whilst having to solve puzzles. The PSVR version only supports PS Move, so make sure to get on your floaties.

In a PlayStation blog post, Archiact’s Renee Klint explains that the ‘Extended Cut’ includes all-new levels on the ship, and a few new areas that have been plunged into darkness which adds what Klint calls “an extra layer of challenge to the many puzzles you’ll encounter.”

The new cut also includes a handy flashlight, although there are admittedly “some dangers in the depths that only a cool head and lightning reflexes will save you from,” Klint reveals. There’s also supposedly more items related to the ship’s fateful sinking such as lost audio logs of the crewmembers’ final days aboard.

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While we don’t expect the ‘Extended Cut’ to push the gameplay length a ton, Freediver: Triton Down is now available on the PlayStation Store for $15, which sounds about right for a short but sweet adventure into the deep. It’s also available on the Oculus Store for Quest for $15 too.

It’s uncertain when/if the ‘Extended Cut’ will arrive on other platforms in the form of a free update, or paid DLC. We’ve reached out to Archiact and will update this piece when we know more.

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  • david vincent

    I hope for a sequel with the same great diving gameplay but with actual open-sea exploration.

  • JesuSaveSouls

    Great release for quest owners.It was a really cool experience.If they get ironwolf then they will be able to pilot and battle in a real sub.

  • Mateusz Pawluczuk

    Game looks great. Too bad developer decided to forgo cross-buy so if you already own a copy, you have to buy it again for Quest.

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  • Christopher

    It just looks so dark, i wish for a more coral lush environment style game