Do you remember feeling nostalgic about game night? Friday evening. I just opened a bag of chips. Your friend across the desk watches and waits impatiently while your other two buddies – who are late – pull their character papers from their bags and try to find their dice. Anticipation builds. The painting is ready. You are about to go on the greatest adventure the world has ever known.
There’s something very special about walking around the table for role-playing with friends, and as a VR studio full of players who’ve been in the area multiple times – including some of the most important multiplayer creators like Mike Booth (left) 4 Dead) and Tom Hall (Doom) – We asked ourselves one question: How can we recreate this magic in an immersive experience that captures not only the gameplay, but also Feeling To get around a table with friends to cast spells and kill monsters?
Our answer is Demeo – the award-winning virtual reality experience (also available outside of VR) that we’ve been building on since its launch last year with new heroes, new adventures, and more. And now, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be bringing Demeo to PlayStation VR2 and PlayStation 5 in 2023 with a slew of great features that make this one of the best ways to experience Demeo yet.
Haptics in the PS VR2 Sense controllers, headset, and PlayStation 5 DualSense wireless controller will immerse you deeper in Demeo than ever before – and it’s not just about big moments like feeling hit by a fireball or other offensive spells. Imagine reaching down with a PS VR2 Sense controller to pick up the different parts of the game and feel a different weight for each one. This is the level of depth we aim to achieve by applying touches.
The visual resolutions of both PlayStation 5 and PS VR2 have given us plenty of reasons to rethink our graphics to take advantage of what’s possible on PlayStation hardware. If you thought heroes and monsters looked terrified before, just wait until you see them with our latest shaders! The refresh rate is an important part of creating a comfortable virtual experience as well, which is why we’re happy to take advantage of the 120Hz refresh on the PS VR2.
Thanks to hardware-level eye-tracking capabilities, we’ll also be able to put a little magic in our rosters: PS VR2 players will be able to make selections in Demeo rosters in more than one blink of an eye. It’s a surprisingly fast experience that will get you into your next game in no time.
When Demeo launches on the PlayStation Store, it will be available to players who have jumped into the virtual world, as well as those who haven’t – but that doesn’t mean that PlayStation players who want both experiences should buy twice. . Players will be able to enjoy Demeo on both PS VR2 and PlayStation 5 with a single purchase, giving players the flexibility to start each adventure on their devices of choice. Whether it’s “laying on the couch” or “surrounding yourself with fellow adventurers on VR day”, we’ve got you covered.
And if you want to play Demeo with your friends, but they play on non-PlayStation devices? You can do that too! Thanks to Sony’s continued developer support, Demeo players on PS5 and PS VR2 will be able to participate in sessions with their friends no matter where they prefer to play the game.
We’ve had an absolute blast over the past few years getting around the virtual table with friends to roll the die, play some cards and animate some little pictures – and we’re so excited to welcome the entire PlayStation community to the fun in 2023!