Swedish game developer Stunlock Studios has announced that their highly acclaimed vampire survival RPG and castle builder, V Rising, is set to make its debut on the PlayStation 5 console. Originally launched as an early access PC title in May 2022, V Rising quickly garnered attention for its innovative take on the open-world survival genre, allowing players to assume the roles of magic-wielding vampires.
The Unity-based game has seen substantial success since its initial release, with an estimated three million copies sold as of January 2023. Now, with the impending release on the PlayStation 5, V Rising aims to captivate an entirely new audience.
A recent gameplay trailer unveiled during the 2024’s first PlayStation State of Play showcased the upcoming PS5 port of V Rising, slated for release later in 2024. This marks the console premiere for the game, already hailed as one of the finest vampire-themed games to date.
PC players were not left without exciting news, as the developers confirmed that V Rising would finally receive official controller support. Despite being in circulation for nearly two years, the game has lacked this much-requested feature on the PC platform. While players have managed to enjoy the game on handheld systems like Valve’s Steam Deck and Asus ROG Ally, the official controller support is a welcome addition.
The release window for the PlayStation 5 version is set for 2024, aligning with Stunlock Studios’ plans for V Rising’s next major update. The developer previously expressed the intention for the 1.0 build to coincide with the game’s full release, scheduled for the second quarter of 2024. However, they assured the community that this milestone does not signify the end of development for V Rising.
Stunlock Studios, determined to keep the player base engaged, released V Rising’s first major update, titled ‘Secrets of Gloomrot,’ in May of the previous year. This update introduced a plethora of new content, including the Ancestral Forge workstation, enabling players to craft legendary vampire weapons within the game.
For PC enthusiasts who have longed for controller support, the news brings a renewed sense of excitement as they anticipate the enhanced gameplay experience this feature promises to deliver. Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 community eagerly awaits the arrival of V Rising, poised to explore the immersive world of vampire survival on their consoles.
In addition to the V Rising revelation, Sony’s recent State of Play also unveiled several other intriguing projects, such as a virtual reality game set in the post-apocalyptic world of Metro. Furthermore, fans were treated to a detailed second trailer for Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, shedding light on the upcoming title from renowned Japanese game designer Hideo Kojima. The gaming landscape in 2024 is shaping up to be one filled with diverse and captivating experiences for players across different platforms.
As the gaming community anticipates the arrival of V Rising on PlayStation 5 and the subsequent 1.0 build, Stunlock Studios remains committed to delivering a compelling and evolving gaming experience for all fans of the vampire survival RPG genre. The future holds promise for V Rising, with potential updates and expansions likely to further enrich the immersive world created by the talented Swedish developers.