The Surreal World of Paper Beast Steps Onto PlayStation VR This Month

One of the more unusual videogames slated for release this year on PlayStation VR is Pixel Reef’s Paper Beast, a puzzle exploration experience involving strange creatures and a landscape which can be manipulated. Today, the studio has announced that the launch will take place in a couple of weeks. 

From the creative mind behind Another World, Heart of Darkness and From Dust, Eric Chahi, Paper Beast imagines a world which has formed from decades of lost code and algorithms inside the vast memory of a data server. In this simulated ecosystem, bizarre creatures have come to life, exhibiting similar characteristics to real-world animals.

This is a land in flux, where players can interact with the animals and the environment to solve puzzles in a non-verbal adventure mode, altering the weather and terrain as needed. In addition to the main campaign Paper Beast will also include a SandBox mode where players can create their own virtual domains. With access to 11 varieties of hybrid animal species, they can build a unique ecosystem, from mountainous peaks to winding rivers and more.

VRFocus found when demoing Paper Beast during Gamescom 2019 an instantly fascinating title: “Paper Beast is a delight of design and imagination, beautiful to look and puzzling to experience. Hopefully, the final version will develop those interactive elements rather than purely being an elaborate art piece.”

There hasn’t been a massive selection of PlayStation VR titles so far this year but that’s soon to improve. Apart from Paper Beast also in the horizon is Down the Rabbit Hole, The Room VR: A Dark Matter and Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories.

Paper Beast is now scheduled for its release on 24th March, exclusive to PlayStation VR. Part of VRFocus‘ ‘Most Anticipated VR Games Coming in 2020‘, take a look at the new trailer below and for any further updates keep reading VRFocus.

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