After an initial burst of content, PlayStation VR seems to be experiencing a bit of a drought when it comes to new software. However, one of the headset’s biggest games, the sci-fi shooter Farpoint, is set to launch in less than a month’s time, and to mark the occasion, Sony has released the game’s first story trailer.
The first story trailer for Farpoint gives fans their first concrete details on the game’s plot. In Farpoint, players will be part of a scientific expedition crew studying an anomaly near Jupiter, only to get sucked through a “rupture” that lands them on the surface of a strange alien planet. Three members of the crew survive: the player character, Eva Tyson, and Dr. Grant Moon.
The survivors begin exploring the planet, and quickly discover that it is inhabited by terrifying monsters first glimpsed in the game’s E3 2016 trailer. Judging by the story trailer, the bulk of the gameplay will revolve around fighting these monsters, as well as exploring the planet’s surface in search of clues.
As for the story, the trailer seems to suggest that there will be a falling out between Tyson and Moon, and the player will be stuck in the middle of their dispute. It’s suggested that Tyson wants to do everything she can to find a way back to Earth, but Moon wants to stay on the planet for reasons that aren’t clear at this point. The trailer then concludes with the introduction of a fourth character, who approaches the player with her gun drawn, saying that she’s been waiting a long time for them to show up and then asks, “Do you know who I am?”
Those curious to know how the mystery of this fourth character is resolved will have to wait for the game’s release next month. We don’t know anything about her besides what we’re shown briefly in the trailer, but it’s worth noting that she is wearing the same uniform as the other characters in the game, which suggests that she was involved in the same scientific expedition as the player character in some capacity.
Overall, Farpoint‘s story trailer sets up an intriguing mystery as well as a distinct element of horror and suspense. Whether or not it can capitalize on these elements with quality gameplay remains to be seen, but fans don’t have to wait too much longer to see if Farpoint is the shot in the arm PlayStation VR needs.
Farpoint will be available on May 16th, 2017 exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR.