It seems the classic Dreamcast and PS2 game Rez will be coming to PS4 in the near future and will support the new PlayStation VR setup as well which was announced on Saturday at the PlayStation Experience 2015 Keynote in San Francisco.
Apparently, this will also be a sizable step up in terms of performance too as the VR version will run at 120 fps with full 3D audio. Whereas in regular screen mode, the game will instead run at 60 fps via 1080p with 7.1 surround sound also supported. A new level will also be present in this updated version.
While this is a smart move and a good fit to show off Sony ’s new VR setup for the PS4, it is yet another PS2 remake and one that has had an HD remaster already. The latter was done by HexaDrive a good few years back and it admittedly looked nice but the audio was a bit off. In that, original game had attacks that matched the music. So as you played the game you added to the its soundscape in a uniquely musical way. Unfortunately, the HD remaster had some of the player’s attacks play out of tune, which was rather uncomfortable.
I will be honest though, I am not the biggest fan of Rez. It always felt like Panzer Dragoon-lite and the level scripting felt pretty basic as well. Admittedly, former Team Andromeda members worked on the game but the whole emphasis on the visuals and the music somewhat undermined the gameplay for me.
No release date has been set for Rez Infinite, nor PlayStation VR, but we’ll keep you in the loop with that in the future.