3D Metroidvania Recompile Coming To PS5 And Xbox Series X
Another indie game has been announced for the PS5 and Xbox Series X next-gen consoles. Recompile is a 3D adventure-platformer announced several years ago for PC. Developer Phigames has remained hard at work in the time since and tentatively remains on track to launch Recompile in 2020. Phigames co-founder and Recompile programmer Phi Dinh partnered with Sony to offer PlayStation fans a new introduction to his game, while also confirming the game’s development for next-gen platforms.
The game had previously been confirmed for a PC release via Steam. Recompile has been described as a metroidvania where different paths will open up depending on a players actions. The narrative will also changed based on where the player chooses to go, and how they interact with the world of Recompile. To mark the announcement of the PS5 and Xbox Series X reveal a brand new trailer has been released and you can give that a watch below.
The task of the AI is left mysterious, but it begins with infiltrating what’s called The Mainframe. The Mainframe is completely open to explore in a seamless experience Dinh says suits the PS5 well. Within The Mainframe are a variety of biomes, each with their own fauna and structures. Players will be able to choose whether to hack the enemies, which can turn them against each other, or to directly engage them in combat.
“We’ve crafted a small yet fully-realized environment bursting with character and details. There are multiple biomes each representing a single function of the mysterious computer system you’ve been tasked to infiltrate. From the heavily armed security fortifications of The Tet to the authoritarian engineered world of The Hex, each location requires different skills and strategies to master.”
“Take control of a semi-sapient program and escape deletion in this atmospheric, Metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure. Set in the sprawling 3D world of the Mainframe, Recompile features intense combat, tight platforming, environmental hacking and a unique branching narrative.”
In Recompile players will be able to hack the environment and the enemies, but they will not be easy to take down. The world will be shifting constantly and players will need to use different abilities to navigate it, including flight with a jetpack and time dilation. Due to the different choices players can make there will be multiple endings available in Recompile. Players themselves play as a piece of semi-sentient code and will face off against the Mainframe that will delete anything that is out of place.
Recompile launches on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X in 2020.