Japan Studio and FromSoftware detail the story behind the upcoming adventure.
Unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June, FromSoftware and Japan Studio’s upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Déraciné is due to hit PlayStation VR next week. Ahead of launch Masaaki Yamagiwa, Producer, SIE Japan Studio, has revealed a few more details about the adventure videogame, regarding both the story and how it came to fruition.
Via the PlayStation Blog today Yamagiwa explains that: “Déraciné got its start as the Japan Studio and FromSoftware team tried to see if we could provide players with an entirely new experience by creating a classic adventure game using the VR technology.
“When director Hidetaka Miyazaki first experienced VR, he felt an impressive sense of presence – as if VR characters existed while simultaneously feeling absent and disconnected from our world. Déraciné is a game that tries to capture this strange feeling that is unique to VR and create an interesting experience by making this concept the core of its setting and world”
As for the story: “Players take on the role of an invisible faerie who appears in an old secluded boarding school where six students, and their aging headmaster reside. As players explore a world where time stands still, they will gather various bits of important information that will help unfold a mystery.”
They previewed Déraciné at E3 2018, finding the title to be ‘enthralling through its aesthetic design and narrative driven gameplay’, however ‘there’s a question over how linear the entire experience will eventually be and how much control you’ll actually have.’
“Déraciné is a game that may not have been made if it was not for the VR platform, and shows our take on what a VR game can be,” Yamagiwa adds.
Déraciné will launch for PlayStation VR on 6th November 2018. It is available for pre-order on PlayStation Store with two bonuses; Déraciné Dynamic Theme – Classroom and Déraciné Avatar Set (6 PSN Avatars).