Developer Pixel Reef has announced that when their new title Paper Beast releases on PlayStation VR it will include a “Sandbox” mode.
Paper Beast is set to launch sometime in Q1 2020 on Sony’s virtual reality headset and then sometime later on on PlayStation 4. You can see what Sandbox Mode is all about in the lengthy trailer below.
An entirely standalone game mode, Sandbox allows players to create their own unique, freeform virtual domains, from the fantastical creatures that inhabit it, to the weather and the terrain itself.
The new Sandbox mode approximates a god game experience, as active experimentation with Paper Beast’s intriguing ecosystem plays a major role. Players can form and manipulate the environment, influence the weather and experiment with the deep physics engine that powers Paper Beast.
Experience the distinct characteristics of Paper Beast‘s wildlife in this brand-new mode, as creature behavior is profoundly dependent on the elements. Special focus is given to immersion and environmental simulation. Players can interact with eleven different hybrid animal species, as well as plants, geological elements, and even the sun.
The Paper Beast sandbox mode will coexist with a captivating story in which intrepid player-explorers discover a blossoming virtual world where the environments and quirky animals have independently evolved from lost code and forgotten data. Following an unspoken narrative, players will solve environmental puzzles and interact with fascinating wildlife that adapts its behavior to the player’s actions.