2018 has been a banner year for Worldwide Studios, with great games like God of War, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, and MLB: The Show, as well as other PS4-exclusive games — each of which demonstrate what makes PlayStation the best place to play.
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Tucked away towards the end of this week’s PlayStation E3 Showcase broadcast was the surprise announcement that Bloodborne and Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki is working on Déraciné, a new adventure game for PlayStation VR.
Set in a boarding school, you play as an ‘unseen faerie’ who explores the building while it’s frozen in time, slowly uncovering its mysteries.
Peaceful, calm and low-key, it seems an unlikely departure for a studio that has made its name creating brutal, hard-hitting action games. So, in search of answers – and never one to turn down an invitation to chat with one of the great game creators of the past decade – I caught up with Miyazaki backstage at E3 to learn more about this mysterious new project.
Déraciné is an all new adventure game that brings Japan Studio, FromSoftware and director Hidetaka Miyazaki together for the first time since Bloodborne. The story unfolds in a secluded boarding school where six children quietly spend their days. It is into this environment that you appear, an unseen faerie existing in a world of frozen time. As the story progresses, time shifts around you, at times even throwing you into the past.
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