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Futuristic PS VR Action Adventure Apex Construct Out Today

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Futuristic PS VR Action Adventure Apex Construct Out Today

Bow and shield in hand, fight to unravel the secrets of a futuristic world torn between warring AIs.

Hello, my name is Erik Odeldahl. I am the Creative Director at Fast Travel Games, a VR games developer founded in 2016 by former creators of franchises such as Battlefield & Mirror’s Edge.

Today is a historical day for me and the team, and we could not more thrilled: Our debut title Apex Construct, an action/adventure we have built from the ground up for virtual reality, is finally available for PlayStation VR. The game is set in a strange future where merciless robots prowl the world as a result of mankind’s reckless experiments.

Apex Construct for PS VRApex Construct for PS VR

Using two Move controllers, with movement options like free locomotion or teleportation, players will need to explore this world to uncover its secrets while defending themselves from synthetic creatures, utilizing an upgradable bow, arrow & shield setup. Progressing through the story, players will gradually reveal what actually happened to the world they once knew – and what their role is in the drawn out conflict between two powerful AIs.

Early on, we set out on a mission out to create a VR world that was both beautiful and perilous – a world which you want to stay in and marvel at, but at the same time be cautious about and have a sense of imminent threat. In the beginning of the game, the player returns to earth after having spent an unknown period of time in the Void, a limbo between dimensions. Upon re-entry, the player soon realizes that the world is now a very different place. An event called The Shift ripped it apart and immediately reassembled it, but the fragments ended up all over the place, like scattered pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Almost all human and animal life is now gone. How did this happen, and why? This is up to the player to figure out.

Apex Construct for PS VR

While 50% of Apex Construct will be combat-focused, using bow, shield and arrows — which can all be upgraded by using Radiance Points earned by killing enemies or finding secrets — the other 50% will be about exploration and puzzle solving. You’ll travel to places like pre-apocalyptic research stations, underground caves and parts of an old city, and those who take their time to explore and interact with the environment will be rewarded.

Thankfully, the player won’t have to do this alone. Accompanying you through the game is the voice of Fathr, an artificial intelligence from the time before the Shift. Fathr recruits the player into its fight against Mothr, another AI with an opposing view of how the world should function. These AIs seem to have been in conflict for a very long time, maybe even since before The Shift. Why? Get exploring today and hopefully you’ll find out!

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  • Day one. :)

  • Amazing! This looks great! This is a must own for me! Thank you for bringing it to PSVR!

  • Really wish Sony would create and release a new PS Move controller with Analog sticks added to facilitate movement controls so that the teleportation option is the less desirable of the two movement options.

    The free locomotion doesn’t make me nauseous like many other players, but I don’t like “moving” controls based on using face buttons so when I get this game I’ll probably end up using the teleport control option (as I did for Raw Data).

    • yeah honestly. It’s such a huge turn-off for full locomotion games. Love the Aim controller and Farpoint was super fun with it but Apex Construct would def benefit from an analog stick.

      Game looks amazing though <3 I'll get it soon. I've got a pretty good backlog going right now

  • Apex destruct is a big let down. There is no demo for this game. If there were nobody would buy it. The controls are terrible. You cant save the game so if you get stuck in a level and get sick of playing the same thing over and over again and you go back to home base you lose whatever progress you had and have to start all over again. The bow is noway accurate as the developers boast about. I don’t know what all the hype is about this game.some levels are so ridiculously hard it not even worth playing.

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