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Headmaster Party Mode Update Adds 9 Multiplayer Levels Today

Bowling with blacklights? Giant inflatable gorillas? The darkly funny PS VR hit expands today with more multiplayer and PS4 Pro support.

Ben Throop's Avatar Posted by Founder, Frame Interactive

PlayStation.Blog! It’s been almost 2 years since my last post announcing our improbable VR game Headmaster back at E3 2015.

Headmaster launched alongside the PS VR in October alongside several excellent reviews. We focused on a single-player campaign for players to get lost in, but also managed to sneak in a local multiplayer mode with one preview level. It lets two to six players take turns in VR trying to get high scores. For being an incomplete part of the game, the response to this mode has been incredible.

This got us motivated to over-deliver when filling it out, and today we’re pumped to launch the Party Mode Update!

PS4 Pro Enhancements

When you play Headmaster on a PS4 Pro it’s like you’re wearing a new set of eyeglasses. We were able to turn the final rendered image up to 2x supersampling with MSAA. For a game that’s about looking into the distance to judge things flying at your face, it makes a big difference. It runs at 90 frames per second on PS4 and PS4 Pro, but on the Pro it is now noticeably sharper.

Nine New Party Mode Levels

We’ve renamed the local multiplayer to Party Mode and made even more levels than we teased at launch. Some are remixes of existing elements, and some are completely new. These new ones like Big Monkey and Robert’s Room are on the scale of the Exams in the single-player game.

One thing I’m really excited about with these levels is that they are surfacing the crazier elements of the game outside of progression so even more people can see what Headmaster is all about.

Level List:

  • Big Monkey — A giant, inflatable, used car sale gorilla that acts out a low-rent King Kong circus performance. I should just stop there.
  • Robert’s Room — Actually play in a room with mini balls and targets. See if you can dislodge Robert from the toilet.
  • Rock and Bowl — Bowling redone with blacklights and splatter paint
  • Basketcase — A newly done up basketball challenge.
  • Speed Round 2 — A new speed round with special surprises
  • Facility Tour — Several classic levels all in one, quickly moving between them in a single level.
  • Non-Alcoholic Pong — Classic Headmaster non-beer pong rearranged
  • Darts — It’s still darts taped to soccer balls like you’d expect
  • Carnival — The classic carnival exam remixed for Party Mode

Enter Your Initials

We also added an oft-requested feature to let you enter your initials when you get the All-Time High Score for a Party Mode level on that PS4. This is great for household rivalries or for getting screenshots of your score to post online.

Lastly, we’ve gone through and eased up some of the tougher levels. Lesson 31 in particular was tripping many players up. If you got stuck in the story campaign it’d be a good time to check back and continue your quest to graduate from The Football Improvement Centre.

A huge thanks to all of our fans! Your enthusiasm for Headmaster really drove us to pack this free update with as much as we could. We hope you enjoy these additional levels when playing PS VR with friends and family.

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Blackballhog said:

March 17th, 7:17 am

Yes!!! This game is great! Thank you Frame Interactive! If there are trophies, I might have to pull myself from Horizon and Zelda to try these new modes this weekend.

DHILIFE said:

March 17th, 7:24 am

This is one of the best games out for the PSVr! Thanks for the update! And yes, sadly I’m one of the players who got stumped in the later levels.

soundandvision77 said:

March 17th, 8:01 am

Awesome, this is a great game and it’s cool to see the continued support for it. I haven’t gotten super far into it yet, but I think this is one of the more immersive experiences on PSVR. Thanks for the free update!

HOUSEJoseph said:

March 17th, 11:50 am

Excellent post-release support guys! One of our favorite games for sure.

Loco4FourLoko said:

March 17th, 11:55 am

Adam Sam Smith forever!

Thwip said:

March 17th, 1:59 pm

SOLD! Never played, demoed or purchased, but I’m in.

PS: New readers, I noted that it’s on special on the PlayStation Store.

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Ben Throop said:

March 20th, 6:34 am

Hey just wanted to say thanks for all the kind words everyone. It’s been fun to launch this update and see everyone enjoying it!

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