Why nDreams hopes Synapse will be a "system seller" for PSVR2

nDreams CEO Patrick O'Luanaigh explains why the studio went all-in on a PSVR2 exclusive game.

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SullysCigar116d ago (Edited 116d ago )

Interesting article. It does look great in terms of production values and gameplay. The only question at this point is the length, although it clearly has LOADS of replay value thanks to the nature of the score offered at the end of each round (it's a bit like DMC), which I can see becoming very addictive.

Too many gameplay previewers are not talking about the traversal and climbing aspects. I've watched a few that haven't climbed anything even once and some aren't even using the amazing cover system, because they're having way too much fun with the shooting and telekinesis.

I guess it shows there's an abundance of ways to complete each level. I'm betting the game will force you to utilise these different ways in later levels in order to survive.

I just watched this preview, which was pretty good (if you can get past the lame language), and unlike most, it's shown at 4K (albeit only 60fps), so you can get a better appreciation of the graphics:


jznrpg116d ago

Looks pretty damn cool. The guy in the video doesn’t read most of the stuff and just runs by it . It seems you can do more but he didn’t bother to check it out lol. It was also funny with the skill tree he just randomly selects whatever class and skills instantly and doesn’t bother to read them first. I would never do that .

Anyway game looks great.

shinoff2183116d ago (Edited 116d ago )

A bit like dmc is a turn off for me. As excited as I am for psvr2 I'd love to see some of the type of games I enjoy vr upped. I'm not much into alot of fps shooters although I find some enjoyable. I'll admit a fps definitely feels different in vr from what I have played. I'm not trashing vr I really enjoyed it l, just would like to see some rpgs and platformer type games, I mentioned yesterday about xcom I know it wouldn't probably happen but I'd love to see xcom 2 in vr I'd buy one today

SullysCigar116d ago

It's only the fact that it ranks your performance that's like DMC - like clearing an area quickly or stylishly - the rest of the game couldn't be more different. The skill trees are looking pretty deep, I've since seen in other videos, so I'm really liking what I've seen so far. Looks like there are more enemy types and guns than I first thought, too. These previews are all from the first 2 levels and they can only show 12 minutes.

shinoff2183116d ago


I see what you mean now.


Journey to Foundation Begins its PSVR 2 & Quest 2 Trip This Month

Archiact has announced that its sci-fi adventure Journey to Foundation will arrive for PSVR 2, Quest 2 and PICO 4 in late October.

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ApocalypseShadow1d 7h ago

I'm going to check it. Sci-fi and VR is a good mix.

Babadook719h ago

So I’ve got to choose between this and the Red Matter 1 remake? Tough one.


Tiger Blade Brings Korean Neo-Noir to PSVR 2 Next Month

Korean neo-noir action game, Tiger Blade from developer Ikimasho, launches exclusively for PSVR 2 next month.

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Epic Games CEO addresses layoffs, reveals future of Fortnite

After laying off numerous employees, Tim Sweeney, the company’s founder and CEO, sent an email about the situation. The 52-year-old businessman clarified why the layoffs happened and even shed some light on the future of Fortnite.

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Jin_Sakai3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Good on them doing this at least.

“we’re offering a severance package that includes six months base pay and in the US/Canada/Brazil six months of Epic-paid healthcare. We’re offering to accelerate people’s stock option vesting schedule through the end of 2024 and are giving two additional years from today to exercise the options. In the US we’re also offering to vest any unearned profit sharing from their 401k. And we’ll provide benefits including career transition services and visa support where we can.”

Knightofelemia3d ago

I wonder how much of a bonus the CEO will get after this decision?


Would be "too much" for us, but probably it's "not enough" for the greedy bastard...


Epic makes way too much money to have to lay people off of the spent that money smartly. Tim wasted money on exclusives for their store when it could have gone to paychecks for people.

Mikeyy3d ago

Epic put all their eggs in one basket with fortnite, they should have continued with the development of unreal tournament and got that game going as an arena shooter that's free to play with a huge cosmetic cash shop.

But your CEO knows what their doing.... laying off people so the board doesn't see exactly how much you stuck. The usual playbook.