No Matter Studios has officially confirmed through a recent PlayStation Blog post that its upcoming action-adventure title, Praey for the Gods, will be released on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 during the first quarter of 2021.
What’s incredible about this news is the fact that No Matter Studios is only composed of three developers, yet this hasn’t stopped them from aiming high. The crowdfunded title has been in development since 2016, and it’s great to hear that its supporters will be able to make use of the PS5’s many capabilities.
Brian Parnell, the director of No Matter Studios, shared a few things on the PlayStation Blog post regarding the game’s progress and development. According to Parnell, Praey for the Gods “looks great on PS4 and runs well” but “runs like a dream on PS5.”
He also details a few features and capabilities present in the PS5, such as “60fps right out of the gates, at max graphical settings, full shadows, high res textures.” In addition to that, the PS5 version of the game has significantly-reduced load times.
That being said, Praey for the Gods players will definitely be able to benefit from running the game at 60 FPS. After all, the upcoming title features an expansive world, ginormous enemies, and changing weather, so the fact that the game will have improved graphics means that it will only become even more immersive.
As mentioned, players can also expect the game to have faster load times on the PS5, which is a fact that was highlighted in a Devil May Cry 5 demonstration for the PS5. Asides from better graphics, Praey for the Gods will also be utilizing a few physical features that are present in the next-gen console: DualSense controller technology.
No Matter Studios was inspired when Sony showed off the Dualsense controller and its features. As such, the developer decided that it wanted the players to feel every movement and interaction they make in the game through this technology.
We’re unsure if Parnell was overexaggerating, but he says that you will be able to feel “your feet crunch through the deep snow” or “the tug of your sail cloth popping open as you leap into the air.”
That being said, the DualSense controller technology will impact the way you play Praey for the Gods. As a matter of fact, the upcoming title will even have an interesting combat mechanic.
The character you control will be able to make use of the usual weapons such as axes, clubs, and swords. However, you will have to make use of the adaptive triggers when using a ranged bow weapon. You see, the DualSense controllers have adaptive triggers that make the use of weapons even more realistic and immersive.
More PlayStation games have started utilizing this feature as well in similar ways. For instance, the gameplay of an upcoming PS5 game called The Pathless will mainly focus on bows and arrows, which allows it to utilize the adaptive triggers even more.
In other news, those who purchase Praey for the Gods for the PS4 will receive a free PS5 upgrade. This is great news for those who plan to upgrade to the next-gen console. For now, No Matter Studios is working extra hard to ensure that the game gets released in early 2021.