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Volume Launches Today on PS4

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Volume Launches Today on PS4

Volume is ready for PS4, and here’s your first look at the game’s launch trailer. Many of you may recognize the actor in the live-action sequences as Charlie McDonnell from YouTube (Charlieiscoollike). He also does a fantastic job voicing Rob Locksley in the game.

Charlie is joined in Volume by Danny Wallace, who won a BAFTA for his performance in my previous game Thomas Was Alone. We’ve also got movie star Andy Serkis. Andy… oh, that feels awkward to call him by his first name… Mr. Serkis? Sir? Yes, let’s go with Mr. Serkis. Anyway, he plays big baddy Guy Gisborne and I still can’t believe he agreed to participate.

For those who know nothing about Volume (And thank you for your interest in reading this far!), it’s a stealth action game with a robust level editor. We’ve got a 100-level campaign voiced by all the talent mentioned above (and a few surprise guest stars). The story is a spin on the Robin Hood legend, as Locksley takes over a virtual training simulator and broadcasts the blueprints to commit crimes against the corrupt elite of England.

The reason I mentioned Volume’s level editor is robust is because everything you see in the game was made using it. All those tools are available to players for uploading their own content and sharing with friends.

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Yes, all the tools. Every gadget in the game, tile type, environmental hazard, enemy, and the Volume’s entire color palette are available. And to reward players who create the best content, the game also includes a rating system so community supported maps rise to the top of the charts.

I’m looking forward to watching you play the game on Twitch during launch week. I’ll be lurking in your streams. Is that creepy? Maybe a little creepy, but I’m doing it anyway. Can’t wait to see how you enjoy the game!

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  • Hi Mike! Congratulations for launching Volume! Sounds like it’s already being well-received, too. Do let us know when the Vita version becomes available in a few weeks :-)

  • Oh it’s releasing today? That’s funny, it wasn’t mentioned on th drop. So weird how that’s a post JUST for new games and he still manages to miss them….

  • Super stoked to finally play Volume. Loved what I saw when Shu played it when you were showing it with Colin and Greg on KindaFunny.
    I hope the store updates quickly today.

  • I just hope the Vita won’t just get cancelled eventually. It’s only where I’m gonna play Volume.

  • Hey Mike,

    I been waiting for this game since it was announced. Hope the store updates soon. I’m also falling in love with the voice acting, from what I have heard so far. Charlie really is a charming lad. Quick Question, will it have a platinum trophy?

  • So Volume for Ps Vita is Cancelled!? Can somebody answer my question please??

    • The Vita version is delayed for QA. You can check out Mike’s official statement on the game’s webpage. He also mentioned that it is still cross buy, so if you pick it up today, you will still receive it on Vita once it’s released.

  • The strong focus on narrative has really piqued my interest in this title. The gameplay looks like a clever mix of puzzle and careful timing, which should be very fun, but the narrative would lend a sense of purpose to the game, which is important to gamers that are like myself.

    I am very interested in this game!

  • Oh but the Vita version gets delayed. You know that’s a real slap in the face after Mike said they were going to delay the PC version but managed to get it ready. It’s obvious which version all of a sudden became a lesser priority and that’s not right. I know he’s gonna make more money on the PC version than the Vita version but that’s no excuse to **** on all the people who were looking forward to playing it on Vita. Especially when the delay is multiple weeks. I’m really disappointed in these guys.

    • Mike is still running a studio, so of course some financial consideration will be put into decisions like this. That being said, you can’t know why the PC version wasn’t delayed and the Vita was. He isn’t ****ting on all the Vita users, he’s making sure he doesn’t release a broken version, just for the sake of money. That would be ****ting on fans.

      Don’t assume he’s being a money grabbing bastard. Mike seems very dedicated to his work and his players, so don’t lash out because you’re frustrated with the games the Vita is offering right now.

    • Mike is still running a studio, so of course some financial consideration will be put into decisions like this. That being said, you can’t know why the PC version wasn’t delayed and the Vita was. He isn’t ******* on all the Vita users, he’s making sure he doesn’t release a broken version, just for the sake of money. That would be ******* on fans.
      Don’t assume he’s being a money grabbing bastard. Mike seems very dedicated to his work and his players, so don’t lash out because you’re frustrated with the games the Vita is offering right now.

  • You’d think the Vita version got cancelled with the way this post completely ignores its existence.

  • I was gonna buy it but then saw the vita version delayed… so it will prob play like crap on the vita…. ill pass

  • Price?

    Also the “Read More” button on the main page doesn’t work, just reloads the main page.

  • Just bought it, thanx for your efforts and good luck with the launch.

  • Purchased and downloaded, however, it ended up with an error saying ‘cannot install’… My first digital PSN game that cannot install…:-(

    Anybody else got the same problem?

    • Yes same problem
      Really frustrating

    • I may be way too late to help, but I had the same issue and eventually realised if you press on the entry in your Downloads list, it tells you why it failed. In my case I had updates set to not apply automatically (console ones), so my console was lacking the update Volume needed to work. Check if you have a system update pending and install it.

  • Hi all, yes i’m having the same issue too. It downloads 100% but errors on the install. On the app in the ps4 menu i see a cross (X) and it doesn’t start installing again. I tried to redownload 4times and still same problem. :( WHAT TO DOoOoO?

  • Oh, And it happenned with other downloads too but the redownload helped. With VOLUME however it errors again and again :(

  • I would hate to get this game now at a pricey $19.99 if there’s a possibility of a PS+ discount in the future.

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