Moss: Book II

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Polyarc Games
Release Date: March 31, 2022

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'Moss' and 'Moss: Book II' Coming To PlayStation VR2 As Launch Titles, New Features

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2022 @ 9:59 a.m. PST

Quill is back! And she’s journeying deep into the hexed castle of the Arcane in Moss: Book II.

In Moss: Book II, the story picks up right where things left off following the successful rescue of Quill’s uncle Argus. Your adventure continues with the revelation that a winged tyrant leading the Arcane forces has turned its focus on Quill and is now on the hunt for her within the hexed castle where her uncle was held captive.

But Quill has a plan of her own, one that could finally end the merciless rule of the Arcane and save the world from a great unmaking.

Lined with dangerous terrain, challenging puzzles, and enemies twisted in fire and steel, Quill’s journey will be trying—filled with triumph and heartbreak alike—but new allies, old friends, and the very nature of the castle itself can help as she works to save the world from a great unmaking.

Your adventure with Quill continues in Moss: Book II, where you will be rewarded with more of everything you fell in love with in the original: fresh challenges, new game mechanics, extensive environments, epic enemy encounters, and more opportunities to bond with our favorite tiny mouse friend.

Polyarc announced that Moss and Moss: Book II will launch for PlayStation VR2 as launch titles in February 22, 2023.

Both Moss and Moss: Book II leverage PlayStation VR2’s hardware technology to enhance players’ first-person immersion with revamped haptic feedback, improved visuals, eye tracking, and new game mechanics. Starting today, PlayStation VR2 pre-orders for both titles feature a 10% discount with PlayStation Plus. 

“Since learning about and getting our hands on PS VR2 hardware earlier this year, we’ve experimented with its new tech features and perfected ways to increase the immersion players feel in the world of Moss,” said Doug Burton, designer, Polyarc. “Along with that, the team was able to pump even more visual detail into every character and environment with more lighting and texture improvements that make the already stunning environments sing even more on the PS VR2. Now, millions of new and existing fans can experience the enhanced versions of Moss and Moss: Book II on the latest VR hardware coming to market.”

Features players will experience on the PlayStation VR2 hardware:

  • Improved Haptics: Players can now feel the effects of world-shaking events, damaging attacks, and movement throughout the world. This additional head and hands haptic feedback gives the player a greater sense of presence and danger in the game, allowing them to feel even more attached to Quill, the game's brave young hero who players guide and partner with during the adventure.
  • Two-Controller Setup: Playing with two controllers provides a natural feeling, allowing players to express themselves more freely in the world when reaching in to manipulate the environment, interact with Quill, or engage the weapon inventory system during battle.
  • Adaptive Triggers: Actions will feel distinct to players as they experience the tension and weight of virtual objects while grabbing and moving them within the world. Breakable pots and barrels now respond to the amount of force being used, breaking apart once they’re squeezed enough to overcome the trigger's resistance.
  • Eye Tracking: Interactive objects now emit a subtle glow when looked at. This allows players to quickly spot interactive objects during puzzles and throughout the game. Eye tracking also informs Quill where players are looking so she can offer hints if she figures something out before them. 
  • Foveated Rendering and Increased Field of View: Moss and Moss: Book II run at 90fps in 4K, even with the lighting and texture improvements. That, along with the larger field of view, gives players a deeper sense of immersion.  

Players can now pre-order Moss and Moss: Book II for PlayStation VR2 on PS5. PlayStation Plus players can get 10% off their pre-order purchase. Those looking to pre-order both games can get 20% off by choosing the Moss franchise bundle, with PlayStation Plus players getting an additional 10% off.

Moss: Book II is currently available for PlayStation VR, Meta Quest 2 (Oculus Store) and PC (Steam), coming to PSVR2 on Feb. 22, 2023.

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