We’re so excited that The Persistence Enhanced launches on PS5 June 11. The Persistence Enhanced is fully optimised for the next-generation hardware with the inclusion of immersive DualSense wireless controller haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, as well as the inclusion of raytraced rendering and a host of other improvements.
Today we’re taking a closer look at what you can expect from The Persistence Enhanced on PS5 and how the next-gen technology enhances your gameplay experience aboard the decks of doomed deep space colony ship, The Persistence.
The Persistence has been on an incredible journey since its initial PS VR exclusive release in 2018. Our team here at Firesprite were delighted to bring the game to the PS4 flat-screen last year and are thrilled to offer The Persistence Enhanced as another free update for existing owners of the game.
This Enhanced Edition of our survival horror rogue-lite for PS5 flat-screen introduces a dynamic rasterized 4k60 fps Performance mode and 4k30 fps Quality mode which features real-time raytraced reflections and global illumination dialling the atmosphere and tension up to the max aboard the doomed starship.
These visual updates don’t only look fantastic, they really enhance the core gameplay too. Improved shadows, reflections and lighting provide cues as to the positions of the creatures that now inhabit The Persistence, alerting the player to any potential threats lurking in the dark corners alongside the immersive positional audio system implemented in game. Even if an encounter with one of the mutant horde proves fatal, you’ll find yourself very quickly reprinted into a new clone body ready for another run, thanks to instant loading on PS5.
The DualSense controller brings entirely new dimensions of tactile immersion to your experience aboard The Persistence. With the haptic feedback and adaptive trigger functionality, the difference and profile of each weapon will be felt when picked up.
This extends to melee combat also, from the impact of deflecting enemy attacks to the sensation of plunging a Peacekeeper Knife into the flesh of the aberrant creatures you’ll encounter and feeling the resistance as they fight and struggle for survival.
The Persistence Enhanced features adaptive trigger pressure feedback for the various ranged weapons in the game such as the Sentinel, Valkryie, or the Grav Hook for example – each requiring different trigger pressure to master your attack. You’ll also feel the strikes and blows of different enemy attacks, and the hum of your shield as it activates, suppressing any onslaught.
The update also features a host of quality-of-life improvements. With updated particle effects and tweaks to the HUD, UX and UI, as well as audio and combat tweaks, we think it’s a fantastic experience for both new players and those updating!
The Persistence Enhanced arrives on PS5 June 11 and will be available as a free upgrade to players who own the game on PS4.