- Release Date: TBC
- Genre: Action / Shooter
- Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Developer: SIE London Studios
Put on your PlayStation VR headset and ready yourself for hard-hitting action in the gritty and glamorous London underworld. You are elite Special Forces soldier Ryan Marks, on a desperate mission to save his family from a ruthless criminal overlord.
Sony’s London Studio— creators of VR Worlds experiences for PSVR—is back. This time with an action shooter in the similar to the well acclaimed ‘London Heist’ vignette from VR Worlds. This isn’t just more of the same though; what we’ve seen of Blood & Truth so far clearly moves the needle of agency and immersion on PSVR with a slew of smart locomotion mechanics and world interactivity. The locomotion system in Blood & Truth allows players to look at nodes scattered throughout the environment and press a button to glide toward them at a flat speed.
Blood & Truth is a depiction of a gritty east-end underworld with a little bit of a twist. Marks will communicate with as-yet unseen characters automatically as the player progresses, offering a bigger picture to the story unfolding as well as hinting as to what the next objective might be. Sadly, Marks’ quips frequently fall flat and the world of chaos you are cast into begins to feel far less intimidating.
Unsubtle character development aside, the forced conversation does help in the delivery of objectives without relying to heavily on on-screen prompts. The linear path the player treads is decorated with points of interaction and the video game does well to establish a reason for each action through plot and direction. You’re climbing the ladder and crawling through that air duct for infiltration; you’re monitoring the video cameras to find your mark unguarded; you’re blowing up a casino floor because it’s owned by the bad guys; you’re killing hundreds of armed enemies because they are the bad guys. This will be a must own for Playstation VR!