Crytek’s Robinson: The Journey is the studio’s first PlayStation VR game. A new gameplay video reveals more about the title’s gameplay and interactions.
Robinson: The Journey is shaping up to be an ambitious VR adventure game, and a beautiful one at that.
Crytek has clearly built the game from the ground up for VR. As the new video above shows us, the game is full of small scale interactions between the player and the world: clearing barrels from a stream to unblock a generator, shooting hoops with a basketball for a little rec time, and rebuilding a scarecrow in an effort to ward off the many dinosaurs inhabiting the extrasolar planet that you’ve crashlanded on.
There’s one dino you don’t want to ward off though, a puppy-eyed raptor called Lica who the main character, Robin, befriends as a pet (despite the wishes of HIGS, the boy’s AI companion). We can only hope that over time our little friend will grow into a menacing ally at our command.
While the video shows the sorts of things Robin will do around his makeshift basecamp (including power management from the viewpoint of HIGS), our hands-on time with the game has showed that he will adventure far outside of the camp and find lots more to do, including tree climbing, scanning the environment with his multi-tool, and interacting with more wildlife on the planet.
A prior developer diary video tells us more about how Robin ended up on the planet in the first place, and suggests he’ll probably run into some not-so-friendly dinosaurs throughout his journey.
Robinson: The Journey is set to launch around the time that PlayStation VR launched (on October 13th).