Transformers Beyond Reality surprise dropped onto PSVR 2 today, offering a free upgrade for original PSVR owners.
Released last September on PSVR and PC VR, developers Meta4 Interactive describe Transformers Beyond Reality as a retro-inspired arcade first-person shooter. Taking place across Earth and Cybertron, this on-rails shooter sees you teaming up with Optimus Prime and the Autobots to fight both the Decepticons and Insecticons, placing you in an exosuit built using Cybertronian and Terran technology.
If you previously bought it on Sony's PS4 headset, cross-buy provides the PSVR 2 version at no extra charge. Discussing its next-gen improvements on PlayStation Blog, Meta4 states it "added detail to models and textures, ramped up reflections, and added atmospheric effects and visual effects seemingly without restrictions." The team says there are 30 moments adjusted for greater interactivity, and the team also details adaptive trigger and haptic feedback support.
"We transitioned from showing an ammo counter to letting players feel when it’s time to reload through the resistance of the PS VR2 Sense controller adaptive triggers," confirms Meta 4. "Our greatest revelation was in how we were able to enhance letting the player know they’re being attacked from off-screen. We experimented with red flashes, but it wasn’t effective... now whenever the player gets hit they feel this information via the headset haptics."
Transformers Beyond Reality is available now with cross-buy support on PSVR and PSVR 2 for $24.99.