Morpheus-ready space shoot ’em up Hyper Void hits PS4 next month

Frantic interstellar action heads to PlayStation Store on 8th September

Greetings! Anyone heard of Gravity? Interstellar? Jupiter Ascending? Pluto’s surface? While everyone seems to be in a space frenzy nowadays, it sounds like a great time to talk about space shmups too! No, not another 2D retro look-a-like. Something more respectful of what this great genre deserves. A truly 3D space shmup that pushes it both on challenge and visual treat aspects. This is Hyper Void!

Hyper Void is a game made after growing to awesome games like Gradius, Tempest and Wing Commander. Those were the days just before the 21st Century came in, ironically bringing with it a decline in new space shmup games. That just doesn’t sound right!

So what does it mean to bring a space shmup called Hyper Void in 2015? A few things actually:

  1. Taking the challenge to new dimensions (literally). This time the fight is not just in outer-space. It is right inside cross-dimensional wormholes that twist and turn into the most obscure configurations that would drive Einstein himself even crazier!
  2. Bosses, and lots of them! Over half of the game’s 29 levels have boss fights!
  3. Even bigger boss fights! Three mega encounters you will remember for quite a while. Like this dude below:

As a little heads-up: Hyper Void is not about going blind shooting stuff. You fly the RM-24, a combat/defence space craft on a mission to investigate what seems to suddenly drive the entire universe into attacking your race. In addition to battling hordes of enemies from a wide variety of sources, you will run into intricate manoeuvrability challenges, mazes, as well as light-speed races through enemy defences.

A piece of warning: this game IS CHALLENGING! It’s not only about your reflexes, your mind must quickly analyse and build strategies for each new enemy and drive those finger muscles of yours in time to survive. And for the godly-skilled among you, try your luck in Hyper Mode, where you fly a slicker fighter that you will surely need for the additional challenge awaiting you.

To bring its gorgeous 3D graphics to life, Hyper Void relies heavily on your PS4’s strong processing capabilities. Almost everything is procedural. Meaning what you see is all made of math formulas and numbers crunched on the spot to deliver Hyper Void’s dynamic environments at 180fps. Actually, it is capped to 60 FPS on your TV, but it also means when you get Morpheus, you will experience a silk-smooth Hyper Void VR experience!

Hyper Void will be available on your PS4 from 8th September 2015 exclusively through PlayStation Store! And will offer the Morpheus-enabled update right as the device hits the markets.

Tell us what you think in the comments!

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Looks great, hoping my PS4 is back by then.

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So, is this going to be in 3D for 3D TV’s as well? It’s a bit left open in the description, so I thought I’d ask…

I’m looking at this on my phone and those gifs look blurry and a little compressed and messed up…..and that’s damn cool!
You should totally put a post processing VHS shader over the top :p
I’ll check this one out for sure.
Can’t believe VR is going to actually be a thing!

Looks awesome, cant wait to play it on morpheus.

Hi Sony , will this be compatible with my Sony HMZ-T2 3D headset ?

or HMZ-T1 3D headset ??

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I NEED THIS IN MY VITA!

this is what im talking about it better be available in the UK.. is Morpheus going to be released any time soon?

That the gameplay bonus side of Morpheus covered. Now of we could only get an answer to the other glaringly obvious questions about it.

1: cam it be used as a conventional head mounted display? I honestly can’t believe thisbhasnt been answered yet.

2: will headsets, such as the PS4 Gold, fit over the head while wearing this? What’s the point of having this ultra immersive visual display if you can’t have sound to match it?

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