“If your curiosity is piqued, don’t worry about it and just give it a try…”
FromSoftware and Sony Interactive Entertainment’s next partnership takes a step away from the Soulsborne titles that they pioneered with Demon’s Souls and then Bloodborne, and instead tackles something new entirely—a new adventure game coming exclusively to Sony’s PlayStation VR hardware, named Déraciné.
Déraciné, out tomorrow, was overseen by none other than Hidetaka Miyazaki, the mastermind behind Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Dark Souls 3–so it’s pretty different from the kinds of games that players have come to know him for. Nonetheless, it seems to be a game that he is very personally attached to.
Speaking in an interview posted on the PlayStation Blog, Miyazaki said that it is his hope that players who engage with this game find it, and its characters and worlds, to linger on in their memories.
“I would like to start off by saying this game is unlike any I have made before in a myriad of ways,” he said. “The gameplay, the approach to game design and even the volume of the title are dramatically different. It is also quite strange, and probably difficult to understand. All that being said, if your curiosity is piqued, don’t worry about it and just give it a try…
“There is a kind of emotion I’d like players to take away from this title, connected to the theme I mentioned earlier. It would be difficult to explain without giving away spoilers. I guess the one thing I can say is that I hope this little title, and the characters that live inside it, will linger on in the memories of those who play through it.”
Déraciné will be launching tomorrow, November 6, exclusively on the PlayStation VR. At that point, it will be clear whether the pioneer of the Soulsborne genre has also managed to make a similarly indelible mark on VR gaming. If you want an early look at whether or not the game has managed to achieve that, make sure to check out our review for it.