‘Moss: Book II’ is Coming to PSVR in Spring 2022, Trailer Here


Initially released back in 2018, Moss is an acclaimed third-person VR platformer that was presented as a ‘first chapter’, ostensibly to be followed up quickly by a second. More than three years later, Moss: Book II now has a release window: it’s coming sometime in Spring 2022.

Update (December 2nd, 2021): Polyarc Games today announced that Moss: Book II is coming to PSVR sometime in Spring 2022.

The studio previously said that Book II will pick up where the original game left off, however it will showcase some new interactions in addition to a sort of progression system that the studio says will deepen the game’s core mechanics.

Polyarc also threw out a launch window announce trailer, however it’s the exact same as the one linked in the article below from July, save the addition of the subtitle at the end: ‘SPRING 2022’. The original article announcing Moss: Book II follows below.

Original Article (July 8th, 2021): Announced today during PlayStation’s State of Play presentation, developer Polyarc is finally taking the veil off of Moss: Book II. Although we don’t yet know if it will launch this year, it’s existence is at least finally confirmed with an announcement trailer:

Given the announcement during PlayStation’s State of Play, it is assured that Moss: Book II will launch on PSVR, but we don’t yet know if the game will come to other platforms. The original game was a timed-exclusive for PSVR, but eventually made its way to SteamVR, Oculus PC, and Quest.

Moss: Book II is, as the name implies, a direct extension to the original game. The trailer shows that players will take on the same third-person perspective as the original, controlling Quill, the mouse protagonist, from afar while occasionally interacting with the world directly to help her along the way.

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We reviewed the original Moss favorably back in 2018, calling it “an artfully crafted game that you will want more of,” with our biggest complaint being that its length felt more like an appetizer than the full course we were hoping for. At the time we hoped that Polyarc could “follow through with their (apparent) plans for timely episodic installments to the world of Moss,” but despite the game’s acclaim, here we are more than three years later with the sequel only just announced.

Hopefully that gap has given the studio time to hone its tools and craft, and Moss: Book II can deliver a meatier experience that leaves us satiated rather than hungering for the next bite.

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  • xyzs

    That’s the news I was patiently waiting for so much !!

  • kakek

    In devellopent for PSVR
    Captured on PC.

    Considering we all know they had no obligation to add that line, I’m pretty sure it’s a way of saying they have every intention of releasing it in PC as soon as the time exclusive ends.

    • Zerofool

      Yup. In an interview with Upload, one of the main devs said this when asked about it:

      As for other platforms? Nothing’s being officially announced beyond PSVR but Stiksma says Polyarc is “absolutely excited to get Moss in the hands of as many players as we can” so, let’s be honest, Quest and PC are safe bets.

    • Probably also because PSVR 1 is very limited, so the capture on PC has much better results

    • mirak

      aren’t the devleopping console games on PC with a developpement kit ?

  • sfmike

    They can’t get us the PSVR 2 fast enough. I’m so over the horrible controllers and tracking but the games they get are top notch.

  • I can’t wait for it! Let’s hope it won’t become the new Lone Echo II… :P

  • mirak

    The narated story is so uninteresting in this game.
    It breaks the game flow which is pretty good.

  • I’m very excited to play… the PCVR version!

    Seriously, even if the PSVR2 existed, who has a PS5?

  • hope they release on PCVR at some point. It’s worth it to play it on a PC for that extra smoothness

  • MosBen

    Hey, this is as good a place as any to ask for advice. I just unwrapped my new Reverb G2, and I’m wondering what I’ve missed having been away from VR for the last couple years. Obviously Alyx is on my list to play, but are there any other strong recommendations? I’m pretty casual, so I’m somewhat likely to get frustrated with games that require tons of precision/skills, but I want to try some stuff.

    • benz145

      Glad to hear you finally got your shiny new headset!

      – Pistol Whip
      – Until You Fall
      – I Expect You to Die 2
      – Walkabout Mini Golf
      – Trover Saves the Universe
      – Fujii
      – Boneworks

      • MosBen

        Thanks, man! Yeah, it’s pretty nice to have VR available again, though the reality is that we have a very little baby and so I don’t have tons and tons of time to allot to VR. But I have been able to drop into a few things, and it’s just as fun as I remember. I definitely need to pick up I Expect You To Die 2, since we really enjoyed the first. I already had Pistol Whip and love it, though I should try to play through more levels. Mini Golf seems like a great idea, and I’ve been meaning to pick up Boneworks. Haven’t heard of Fuji, but I’ll give it a look. Until You Fall seems like one of those “get gud” type of games that are generally a turn off for me, but worth looking into. I’ve been curious about Trover. I’m not a Rick & Morty fan, but then again everyone seems to love Trover.

        Anyway, thanks for following up, especially so long after I posted! Thanks for all your hard work.