Telekinetic Shooter ‘Synapse’ Coming to PSVR 2 in July, New Gameplay Trailer Here

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During PlayStation’s gaming showcase nDreams announced that Synapse, its upcoming action shooter, is set to launch July 4th on PSVR 2.

Update (May 25th, 2023): nDreams, the studio behind Fracked (2021) and Phantom: Covert Ops (2020), revealed some fresh gameplay of Synapse, showing off more of what feels like an evolved version of Fracked’s run-and-cover gameplay. Yup, it’s using eye-tracking too, which drives the game’s telekinetic powers.

In a PS blogpost, we learned more about Synapse, which is set to launch exclusively on PSVR 2 on July 4th. Synapse is set in the mindscape of a rogue Colonel, who can conjure deadly defenses to keep you from stopping his launch of a biological weapon in the real world.

The original article announcing Synapse follows below:

Original Article (February 28th, 2023): There’s still a lot to learn about Synapse, although nDreams says in its PS blogpost announcement that Fracked made a “perfect foundation to build upon with Synapse,” as the upcoming shooter looks to evolves the former’s core gameplay.

As a PSVR 2 exclusive, Synapse however is also slated to use Sense controllers in concert with the headset’s eye-tracking capabilities, something the studio head James Shepard says provides “enhanced aiming which equips players with pinpoint precision when targeting their telekinesis and combines with motion controls to make wielding telekinetic powers a full-body experience.”

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In the teaser trailer we get a good look at a few mechanics too; you’ll be able to launch, levitate, and smash enemies through destructible environments.

The fast-paced run and gun style gameplay along with telekinetically moveable cover also shows just how related nDream’s upcoming shooter is to Fracked.

There’s no launch date yet (see update), however nDreams says it’s coming exclusively to PSVR 2 later this year. In the meantime, you can wishlist the game here.

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  • Sean Lumly

    I wish they showed different enemy types/biomes in the trailer. The game looks beautiful, and the gameplay mechanics interesting. But it may become very repetitive if the trailer is the majority of what’s on offer.

  • Darshan

    Innovative use of eye tracking…However just lifting isn’t enough there got to be more interactions like throwing, pushing, chocking, converting to bomb then throwing among enemies to blast them all last but not least also electrocuting ( Disclaimer: StarWars fan here).

  • Tommy

    Looks interesting. I would like to see more though.

  • 3872Orcs

    Looks good! Hopefully we get a demo.

  • Octogod

    Great trailer.

  • *Sorta* looks like the telekinetic grab is just done with the motion controls. I’m not “seeing” the eye tracking.

  • Jonathan Winters III

    Seems like an on-rails shooter with one enemy type. I could be wrong but that’s what I see.

  • disqus_o4N8KCTF90

    Looks great. Looking forward to seeing more.