Polyarc and Sony announced that Moss, the virtual reality 3D adventure game for the PlayStation VR headset, has officially launched for the PlayStation 4 for $29.99.
The game is available digitally from the PlayStation Store, GameStop’s digital storefront, and Amazon.
Moss is about a fantasy world that has a long and storied history behind it. The world itself is called Moss, and players will embody the role of a specter called “The Reader”. Their objective is to read a story book about a character named Quill… a small intrepid mouse who needs help to save a loved one inside of a dark tower in the far off region of Moss. Players will have to help guide Quill along the way using their powers to manipulate the game world while also controlling Quill directly and fighting off enemies and platforming across the environment.
You can see what the gameplay is like with the launch trailer below, which gives you a taste of how the virtual reality and standard gameplay mechanics work.
So in case you’re wondering how Moss is played, you use the left analog to control Quill. The right analog is used to control the Reader’s sphere. You control the camera with the PSVR headset.
Some people have mentioned that it definitely takes some time to get used to given that it’s not the most orthodox control setup. However a few people who previewed said that it was pretty easy to get into once they acclimated to the control scheme.
A game like this will likely live and die based on how well the story can keep gamers hooked since the gameplay mechanics themselves are kind of thin. I’m definitely getting some Neverending Story vibes from Moss, so we’ll see if the narrative can match the charm of the art-style Polyarc used for the game.
You can pick up a digital copy of Moss right now for the PlayStation VR from participating e-tailers.