PRESS RELEASE - Moss™ Available for Pre-Order Today – Set for Release February 2018 on PlayStation®VR

PRESS RELEASE - Moss™ Available for Pre-Order Today – Set for Release February 2018 on PlayStation®VR

Details Announced During PlayStation’s Paris Games Week Livestream: Fans Can Pre-Order Moss and Instantly Receive Exclusive Pre-Order Bonuses

Gamers looking to experience the full potential of PlayStation VR are one step closer today as Polyarc kicks off pre-orders for Moss today, the breakthrough action-adventure puzzle game revealed earlier this year during Sony’s 2017 E3 Press Conference. Slated for release in February 2018, fans in North South and Latin America, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia can now pre-order Moss at PlayStation Store and GameStop for $29.99 USD MSRP.

DEVELOP - Interview: Moss - A Whole New World

DEVELOP - Interview: Moss - A Whole New World

Working on blockbuster games like Destiny and Halo may be a dream of many, but for co-founder of Polyarc, Chris Alderson, the freedom to create his own visions is more important. Jem Alexander talks to him about the creation of Moss, a VR title about developing a bond between the player and the protagonist

A third-person action adventure game with a strong narrative is not something you’d necessarily expect to be the next VR darling, but new studio Polyarc’s first game, Moss, is exactly that. Announced at Sony’s E3 press conference, the game has decades of development experience being funneled into it and looks to explore new areas of VR game design.

PushSquare - Hands On: Is Moss PlayStation VR's Next Must Have?

PushSquare - Hands On: Is Moss PlayStation VR's Next Must Have?

Vibrant adventure is shaping up

As we approach PlayStation VR's first birthday in the coming weeks, the companion device to the PlayStation 4 has had a surprising initial year on the market. With a steady stream of games already released and many more on the horizon, the future is bright for VR titles on PlayStation. One of such titles, is the indie hit Moss.

GameSpot - PS4's Moss Uses PSVR To Enamor And Challenge You In New Ways

GameSpot - PS4's Moss Uses PSVR To Enamor And Challenge You In New Ways

When you think of virtual reality games, you probably think of first-person action titles that try to immerse you in a world that feels real. Moss for PlayStation VR does things differently, which makes it stand out in the VR space. Instead of a first-person view, you're an overseer that guides a little mouse, named Quill, through a dangerous yet tranquil world.

Polygon - Moss VR is like living inside a storybook

Polygon - Moss VR is like living inside a storybook

Moss is more than just cute — it’s maybe one of the most artful and thoughtful representations of what virtual reality has to offer.

Developed by Polyarc Games, Moss hovers somewhere in between first and third-person gameplay. The player can control Quill, a tiny but mighty mouse protagonist, and is also able to interact with various objects as an unseen force. Quill is aware of your presence and the two of you work together to explore new areas and solve puzzles to find her family.

GameRevolution - Moss Was the Best VR Game at E3 This Year [E3 2017 Preview]

GameRevolution - Moss Was the Best VR Game at E3 This Year [E3 2017 Preview]

During the final day of E3 I stopped by Polyarc's small booth in the Concourse Hall. Similar to my appointment with Frontier Developments for Elite: Dangerous, the meeting was intimate, allowing me to play its upcoming VR game titled Moss while speaking directly to one of its creators. Despite having checked out several Microsoft games earlier, Moss was the highlight of my Thursday.

DualShockers - Moss Interview — Polyarc Director Tam Armstrong Discusses VR and Storytelling Elements

DualShockers - Moss Interview — Polyarc Director Tam Armstrong Discusses VR and Storytelling Elements

Revealed during Sony’s presentation at E3 2017, the upcoming PlayStation VR title Moss quickly worked its way into the hearts of viewers as it tells the story of the lovable mouse, Quill, that embarks on a grand adventure that’s equal parts fairy-tale come-to-life and an emotional and immersive journey for the player.

During E3 2017, DualShockers had the chance to sit down with one of the creative minds behind Moss – Polyarc director Tam Armstrong – to discuss the creation of their world, as well as the challenges and storytelling decisions that they hope will help players fall in love with their game. 

Engadget - Ex-Bungie developers crafted the most promising VR adventure yet

Engadget - Ex-Bungie developers crafted the most promising VR adventure yet

And it stars an adorable, sword-wielding mouse.

It's hard not to love Quill, the swashbuckling mouse heroine of Moss, an upcoming PlayStation VR game from Polyarc Games. She's adorable, with huge ears, a fetching adventurer's bandana and an ever-so-tiny backpack. And she kicks butt -- thanks to a grass sword, a badass gauntlet and plenty acrobatic skills. It's difficult to create new characters that players can instantly love, but Polyarc managed to do just that.

DualShockers - Moss Preview — One Small Step for Mouse, One Giant Step For VR

DualShockers - Moss Preview — One Small Step for Mouse, One Giant Step For VR

Moss on PSVR is charming as hell and guaranteed to make you smile.

hile E3 2017 has been the host to hundreds of new and exciting games, my first encounter with the PlayStation VR title Moss (and Quill) put me into in a world that I couldn’t get enough of. I was lucky enough to get a meeting with the good folks over at Polyarc. I walked in, sat down, and immediately fell in love with the storybook-like world of Moss.

What’s so charming about Moss is the relationship between the player, known as “The Reader,” and the iconic mouse Quill. Together you and her take on enemies, solve puzzles, and traverse landscapes and you feel connected to her each step of the way. The game utilization of PlayStation VR brings the environments to life and engulfs the player’s field of view in a way that makes the player the second main character, in a way.