The release follows up on Beyond‘s 2013 launch for the PlayStation 3, and the upgraded PS4 port will offer a slate of platform-exclusive features and additions. The previously released DLC chapter “Enhanced Experiments” will also be bundled as part of the digital package.
Beyond: Two Souls, the latest game from Indigo Prophecy developer Quantic Dream, is a narrative-driven adventure game and interactive film starring actors Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe. Players navigate a twisting storyline that involves a young woman coming to grips with her recently discovered supernatural powers.
The PlayStation 4 version of Beyond: Two Souls offers an alternate approach to the way its story is delivered, giving players the option of playing in-game events chronologically, instead of how they were originally presented on the PlayStation 3. The new feature is awarded as an unlockable bonus after completing Beyond: Two Souls for the first time.
Beyond: Two Souls also boasts upgraded textures on the PlayStation 4, along with improved shadows, lighting, and motion blur effects rolled up into a consistent 1080p presentation. Controls for specific sequences have been improved for the PS4 edition, and the game will use the DualShock 4’s speaker to “improve immersion when playing as the Entity.”
Players can additionally expect to see new social features in the upgraded PS4 version of Beyond: Two Souls. After each scene, player decisions are displayed alongside choices made by fellow players via the PlayStation Network.
Quantic Dream revealed that its previous PlayStation 3 adventure game Heavy Rain is also due for a PlayStation 4 release in the coming months. Players who purchase the PS4 edition of Beyond: Two Souls will be entitled to a discount for Heavy Rain when it hits the PlayStation Network on March 1st, 2016.