Hi everyone! I am Paweł Gajda from Carbon Studio, and I am excited to share with you that our latest VR game, The Wizards, is coming to PlayStation VR before the end of the year!
The Wizards is an action-adventure game that puts magic into the palm of your hand. You are invited to step into Meliora, a world of dragons, sorcerers and mystical forces, and take up the quest to change its fate. Through the journey you will explore magical locations and fight various creatures with an array of potent spells at your disposal.
To our great pride, the game has already won multiple awards and gained recognition across VR communities and reviewers, earning a 81/100 score on Metacritic. Our dream and ambition was to bring The Wizards to you, dear PlayStation VR players, and we’ve been put our hearts into this version of the game.
The heart of The Wizards’ gameplay is the immersive spell casting mechanic – in order to let you feel like a powerful sorcerer rather than a button pusher, we did away with conventional input schemes and designed a gesture-based system that explores the full potential of PlayStation Move controllers.
Magic in The Wizards is literally in your hands – all you need to do is move them with the right intent. To summon a bow, draw it in the air – then draw an arrow and fire away. Conjure a handy fireball with a flick of the wrist, or charge up lightning in your fists and shout “UNLIMITED POWER!”.
Your guide and companion, Aurelius – voiced by Jason Marnocha – will help you discover your powers and the dangers threatening Meliora. The game’s expansive story campaign will take you on a journey through space and time to secure the fate of the realm. You can replay each stage to improve your score on a global leaderboard, and even spice up your experience with Fate Cards – collectible gameplay modifiers that will help you customise your experience and affect your rewards.
To accomodate VR veterans and new players alike, we’ve implemented highly customizable movement settings. You can choose between free movement, free teleportation, and a mix of both to suit your personal comfort level in virtual reality.
We’re thrilled to announce that for its PS VR premiere, we are preparing an Enhanced Edition of the game. It is the product of two years of hard work, gathering player’s feedback and applying that experience to develop the best possible version of The Wizards.
Besides community-requested features, the Enhanced Edition features some brand new content developed specially for the PlayStation release – stay tuned for another blog post detailing those additions, as well as release date!
The game’s PlayStation VR version has been in the works for months, and we are excited to finally show it to the public: we will be showcasing The Wizards on Gamescom next week! Come visit us for a chance to become a wizard in our booth in the Polish Pavilion, Hall 4.1. We can’t wait to see you there!