The game was previously only available in Japan and Europe.
Those old enough to remember the early 2000s may recall an odd-looking video game for the ill-fated Sega Dreamcast console called Cosmic Smash. The game combined puzzle action and sports to immerse players in a futuristic experience set in a subway-style system. Unfortunately, the game was only available in select arcades in Japan and Europe before releasing on Sega Dreamcast consoles in Japan.
Thankfully, Sony has chosen to resurrect the futuristic title as an original VR game for the soon-to-be-released PlayStation VR2. Jörg Tittel, director of RapidEyeMovers, revealed the news earlier this week via the official Sony blog.
Cosmic Smash can best be described as a mix between the sport squash and the classic arcade game Breakout. The player’s primary goal is to destroy a series of target tiles by ricocheting a small ball using a virtual racket. The original game was played using conventional joysticks and buttons, allowing you to control the movements of your on-screen avatar.
RapidEyeMovers’ VR remake, C-Smash VRS, will reimagine the original classic for VR headsets, specifically the PlayStation VR2. According to Tittel, the game will feature both single-player and multiplayer game modes when it officially launches. No doubt the title will make interesting use of the PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers.
“While the game felt like it came from an alternate universe, it wholly embraced the most fundamental part of what makes games great: it was a blast,” said Tittel. “If ever I wanted to travel to a virtual world, it would be this one: a place where I can relax while moving, in inviting spaces that are uncluttered and effortlessly stylish, devoid of the stresses, the noises, and the garishness of our daily grind.”
“While our planet was locking down, I teamed up with a dream team of people whose work I admire,” he added. “From VR pioneers Wolf & Wood, who I’ve been building the PS5 and PSVR2 game The Last Worker with, top designers Cory Schmitz (Rez Infinite, Sound Shapes) and Arkotype (Polytron), musicians Ken Ishii (Rez Infinite) and Danalogue (The Comet is Coming, Soccer 96), art director Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven) and sound designer Dan Pugsley (Alba: A Wildlife Adventure).”
Those interested can download a demo of C-Smash VRS on March 23rd via the PlayStation Store. No word yet on an official release date. For more information visit here.