Launched in February as a PSVR exclusive, Polyarc’s Moss has enjoyed a broadly positive reception and has managed to maintain a perfect five star rating after more than 550 player reviews on the PlayStation Store.
For anyone who has played the game, that won’t come as much of a surprise. Moss is one of PSVR’s best looking games, and offers a unique gameplay approach which has the player controlling Quill—the game’s adorable mouse character—while also interacting with the virtual world at human-scale to help Quill surmount larger obstacles.
Impressively, after more than 550 reviews at the time of writing, Moss boasts a perfect five star player rating on the PlayStation Store. To our knowledge, it’s the only PSVR title presently managing that feat (excluding outliers with less than 10 reviews). That’s not to say that no one has rated Moss worse than five stars—as the PS Store appears to round ratings to the nearest half star—but other top PSVR games like Job Simulator, Superhot VR, and Skyrim VR have only managed the four and a half star mark.
The positive reception of their debut game bodes well for developer Polyarc, who have clearly built Moss as an extensible IP, with the game presented as a ‘first chapter’ of sorts, ending with a clear promise of future adventures to come.
And while the studio hasn’t made any official announcements on what’s next, Polyarc Animation Director Rick Lico recently offered a few hints on the PlayStation Blog that the studio isn’t resting on its laurels.
“Like any small, indy startup, we have a bigger plan we’d like to accomplish. We’re hoping that, thanks to our amazing fans, things will go well so we can see this plan through to completion. Fingers crossed,” Lico said in response to a commenter. “We’re working hard to make sure [fans don’t have to wait excessively for the next chapter],” he said to another.