FromSoftware comes from way out in left field with the PSVR game Déraciné

By Cal Jeffrey · 5 replies
Jun 12, 2018
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  1. FromSoftware has been working on a PlayStation VR exclusive, but it is not what you would expect from the maker of Bloodborne and Dark Souls.

    The game is called Déraciné, which is French for “uprooted.” It puts players in the role of a spirit — a faerie — that has been summoned by a girl at a boarding school. Nobody can see the entity, so the player must find ways to communicate its existence.

    The faerie is stuck in a world that is frozen in time and as players unlock the game’s puzzles time progresses bit by bit.

    “Aren’t you excited? You’re going to be a fairy and live in the world where time stands still when nobody can see what you’re up to ever again.”

    Ultimately the player must gain the trust of the students at the boarding school and somehow “change their fates.”

    Déraciné’s gameplay is relaxed as players discover their own pace through the story. It is billed as an evolved point-and-click adventure game in VR. This is not to say you will be moving a cursor around clicking on everything, but just that the majority of the game is exploration and figuring out how to unfold the story. FromSoftware director Hidetaka Miyazaki describes it as a visual novel.

    “This title got its start when I asked myself whether I could recreate the classic adventure game with its relaxed pace in virtual reality, giving users an entirely unique experience,” said Miyazaki.

    It is definitely not what I was expecting and is clearly a wide departure from what FromSoftware is known. I'm not so sure that the classic adventure game will transfer to VR so well, but it should be interesting to see if Miyazaki pulls it off.

    Déraciné is due out sometime this year exclusively for PSVR.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,890   +1,276

    "It is billed as an evolved point-and-click adventure game in VR."
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  3. Cal Jeffrey

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,083   +266

    Well technically Miyazaki used the word "classic" rather than "point-and-click," but the premise from what I have seen is the same only in VR. That is: Enter room -> Look around -> Find objects you can interact with -> Interact with them -> Rinse. Repeat.
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  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,890   +1,276

    Sorry, I should have been more specific, the word "billed"
    The more I think about it, I guess billed could be correct. Initial I was thinking it was suppose to be built.
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  5. Cal Jeffrey

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,083   +266

    Oh lol. No. I meant billed, as in "advertised as." That would have been a funny typo though.

    "I was going to billed a house here, but the IRS build me for back taxes and now I can't afford it." :p
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  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,998   +1,316

    Discrete GPU means you'll need a motherboard change to install it - - that's a nice weekend shot.

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