Apparently today is “VR Day”. Who knew? Today, in an apparent attempt to ride the wave that started at yesterday’s Connect 2023 event, Sony unloaded a handful of VR2 related announcements via the Playstation Blog. In one of the more exciting announcements, Archiact finally dropped the launch date for their much-anticipated VR adventure, “Journey to Foundation.” The game, inspired by Isaac Asimov’s iconic Foundation series, is set to release on October 26, 2023, for PlayStation VR2, Quest 2, and Pico 4. When asked about PCVR support today on Twitter, the studio revealed that they have no current plans, but this could change in the future.
“Journey to Foundation” immerses players in the intricate world of Asimov’s Foundation, allowing them to experience the tense, thrilling conversations and battles of wills that the series has become known for. Players assume the role of Agent Ward, a galactic spy with unique abilities, allowing them to sense and manipulate the emotions of others. The game promises to be a blend of action and strategy, with players navigating through a galaxy in crisis and making real-time decisions that could alter the course of history.
In “Journey to Foundation,” Archiact has made use of the innovative features of PS VR2 to enhance the experience for those who choose to play on PS5. The game utilizes advanced haptic feedback, allowing players to experience the subtleties of Mentalic abilities and feel the impact of in-game events, enhancing the sensory experience.
Journey makes use of specialized chips, known as Atomic Defense Modules, that allow players to upgrade and change their base weapon, providing access to multiple different types of blasters. Each weapon type offers a unique feel due to the distinctive audio, haptics, and force feedback from the Sense controller’s adaptive triggers.
The integration of eye-tracking technology offers intuitive interaction, enabling players to make conversational selections with a simple glance and press of a button, keeping them engaged even during intense moments with imposing characters. Additionally, the game recognizes gestural movements, allowing players to respond physically to situations, adding yet another layer of realism. The stunning 4K space-scapes leverage the high resolution and processing power of PS VR2, delivering a visually spectacular portrayal of a galaxy in crisis.
Ken Thain, the Executive Producer at Archiact, expressed the team’s enthusiasm and passion for the project, emphasizing their eagerness to share it with the VR gaming community. The game is the latest example of Archiact’s commitment to delivering awe-inspiring experiences for fans of science fiction and virtual reality.
“Journey to Foundation” is shaping up to be an exciting addition to the VR gaming catalog, combining the rich, intellectual tapestry of Asimov’s universe with the immersive and interactive capabilities of modern VR tech. The game is set to launch on October 26, 2023, and fans of the Foundation series and VR gaming enthusiasts alike are eager to experience this galactic spy adventure.