Solar Ash for PS5 is the Next Game From The Devs Behind Hyper Light Drifter

Solar Ash for PS5 is the Next Game From The Devs Behind Hyper Light Drifter

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Matt Lorrigan

Indie developer Heart Machine revealed their second game, following the release of Hyper Light Drifter in 2016, at last week's PlayStation 5 reveal event.

Solar Ash will see players journey through the Ultravoid, a rift in space that is consuming entire worlds. Described as a place of "incredible danger and surreal spaces", players will have to blast their way through high-speed traversal challenges, while taking down massive monsters and meeting other lost souls along the way.

"We’ve been working tirelessly over the years, building incredible tech to help realize this fantastic world. After releasing Hyper Light, I wanted to dive into a bigger, grander world, opening up possibilities with far more powerful tools," Heart Machine founder Alex Preston explains.

"PlayStation 5 gives us power previously unavailable in a console: we can push more lush, high-quality visuals at a much higher framerate, we can load seamlessly due to the wild speed of the SSD, and the DualSense can even provide feedback in the controller we had not known was possible. Power is all well and good, but the most exciting part is the suite of tools for more direct engagement with our audience."

As a big fan of Hyper Light Drifter, I'm excited to see how Solar Ash turns out. You can check out the debut trailer for yourself down below.

Solar Ash is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in 2021.

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