First person horror meets roguelike exploration in VR. Everyone's dead… even you. But there's a slim chance you could still escape, and take back your life, if only you can repair the ship's devastated systems before the black hole that has trapped it rips The Persistence apart. In an entirely new kind of stealth horror game, exclusively for PlayStation®4 with PlayStation®VR, you must hide in the shadows and battle terrifying mutants as you strive to get the engines back on line, plot a course – and somehow get the ship back to earth. Can you stay alive long enough to save The Persistence?
An insurmountable horde stands between you and success, and to make matters worse the ship's macrostructure is malfunctioning, rearranging the deck modules into random configurations. Procedurally generated decks mean that no two games of The Persistence will play the same – and every time you awaken in another clone host, a new challenge awaits you on the next deck…
The heart-pounding thrills of a stealth game are raised to new levels by the immersive presence of VR. Sneaking around, hiding behind cover – feel the adrenalin pumping as you lean out of safety to see the terrifying dangers that stalk you in the dark.
The Eon-class vessel The Persistence is heading to terraform and colonise an exoplanet 1,291 light years from home. Operating with a flight crew of seven, the ship is designed for a maximum capacity of 780 settlers to be clone-printed from the engram-reservoir upon arrival at the intended destination. But it never arrives.
A freak ‘spark gap' in the last singularity jump has thrown it into the gravity well of a black hole. No ship has ever been known to survive a ‘spark gap' event – The Persistence only barely remained intact, with most of its key systems critically damaged. No help is coming. If anyone is going to escape alive, it's up to you.
Your friends can also help out by connecting to the game with their phone or tablet and hacking into the ships engineering systems. Once inside the ship's system, they can control doors, freeze or distract enemies, disable traps and find hidden items to scavenge for the VR player. Watch out, though – sometimes they can get rewarded if you die… and with the ability to spawn and lure enemies, do you really trust your friends?