New Volume video shows off level creation tool in action on PS4

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The pressure is on and we’re wrapping up Volume for launch on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in late summer. An official launch date announcement is coming at E3 (shhh, secrets!), but I wanted to show readers here at PlayStation Blog Volume’s level editor. It’s a huge experiment for me as an independent creator, and for all of us as a small team.

Volume gives players the ability to build and share levels, utilising all the props found in the game. Yes, all of them. Every gadget, gizmo, enemy type, environmental trap, wall design and colour palette can be used for your own creations. It’s a big part of the game that I hope players will get into.


We’ve tried to make the process and tools simple. Easily create a level. Upload it to our server. And bask in the glory and praise of peers with a highly rated map!

Top-rated maps will bubble up in our online community list. It will be easy to select a specific level and hop right in. Or you can create a customisable playlist made from a mix of player-created and campaign levels.

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Although we spent a lot of time making the game’s levels, players can actually go through the entire campaign using their own – or other people’s – creations. Want to hear the story in Volume again but use different maps? Done! Andy Serkis is very good as the game’s villain, so why not listen to him again while playing Volume using the best maps the community have managed to make!

We’re excited to see what you make with the level editor tools. We made 100 levels using this editor, so we can’t wait to see the first 1,000 you make. Hopefully, with your help, we can pump up the Volume! ;)


5 Author replies

It would be awesome if at E3 Sony says “volume is available to download right now from the playstation store… And because it’s such a mediocre Ps+ month were giving it away free to all plus members.”

Mike Bithell 11 May, 2015 @ 18:02

no PS+ plans, but I’m pleased you’re excited. Cool things coming at E3!

HeathenChild_6 11 May, 2015 @ 15:50

Saw this game on a KindaFunny stream where Shuhei Yoshida was playing it, looked awesome :) Day-one purchase for me :D

PS: Plus vita version and Andy Serkis! Well done Mr.Bithell, well done :) :)


Lol, that was during their GDC live stream I belive. Beyond!

Mike Bithell 11 May, 2015 @ 18:03


Gotta love KindaFunny. Looking forward to hanging out with them again at E3

demonsgalore 11 May, 2015 @ 16:30

I just can say this again and again, I’m so happy Sony supports such creative developers like you. This is art.

Mike Bithell 11 May, 2015 @ 18:03

that’s really kind, and yeah, I’ve got a lot of love for Sony :)

European_Gamer 11 May, 2015 @ 16:47

Did you use ShareFactory to edit this video or some pro Tool?

Mike Bithell 11 May, 2015 @ 18:03

Edited on PC :)

I want to play this now… INS1GHTFUL said. Would be the best course ever :D

Mike Bithell 11 May, 2015 @ 18:04


Will buy for Vita!

jacobloomberg 11 May, 2015 @ 23:02

Is the gonna be games like hogs of war coming back out remade or something for the play station 4 ??? Come on and nintedonis dead but Marino is not would be a big profits maker if could convince Marino to sell the games on playstation ?????????

Shoop-The-Whoop 12 May, 2015 @ 18:03

Great looking game! can’t wait to play it :)

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