Blood & Truth

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Blood & Truth
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Developer(s)SIE London Studio
Publisher(s)Sony Interactive Entertainment
EngineUnreal Engine 4 Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)PlayStation 4/ PSVR
ReleaseMay 28, 2019
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Mode(s)Single-player

Blood & Truth is a first-person shooter developed by SIE London Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was released on May 28, 2019 for the PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset PlayStation VR.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is a first-person shooter. The player assumes control of Ryan Marks, a former Special Forces soldier who must save his family from a London crime boss.[1] Players can hide behind cover and pick up different guns to shoot enemies. To move in the game, players only need to look at a spot and press a button. The playable character will then automatically move to the spot. Players can also interact with different objects.[2]

Development[edit]

The game was based on the London Heist level in PlayStation VR Worlds and London Studio initially envisioned the game to be an installment in The Getaway series.[3] London Studio described the game as a "love letter to classic cockney gangster movies" and took inspiration from other Hollywood blockbusters.[4] The game was officially announced by publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment at Paris Games Week 2017.[5] It was released for the virtual reality headset PlayStation VR on May 28, 2019.[6]

Reception[edit]

The game received generally positive reviews from critics according to review aggregator Metacritic.[7] The game topped the UK chart in its week of release, a first for a virtual reality game.[8]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2019 The Independent Game Developers' Association Awards Best Action and Adventure Game Nominated [9]
Creativity Award Nominated
Heritage Award Won
Best Visual Design Nominated
2019 Golden Joystick Awards Best VR/AR Game Nominated [10]
PlayStation Game of the Year Nominated
The Game Awards 2019 Best VR/AR Game Nominated [11]
2020 New York Game Awards Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game Nominated [12]
23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Immersive Reality Technical Achievement Pending [13]
Immersive Reality Game of the Year Pending
NAVGTR Awards Direction in Virtual Reality Pending [14]
Game Developers Choice Awards Best VR/AR Game Pending [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bankhurst, Adam (March 25, 2019). "Blood & Truth Release Date Revealed". IGN. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Takahashi, Dean (April 2, 2019). "Blood & Truth hands-on — A VR shooting gallery on rails". VentureBeat. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  3. ^ McCarthy, Cate (April 2, 2019). "Blood and Truth Shows How Far VR Has Come, But Maybe Not in the Way You Might Think". USgamer. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  4. ^ McWhertor, Michael (October 30, 2017). "Blood and Truth is an explosive action game for PlayStation VR". Polygon. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Minotti, Mike (October 30, 2017). "Blood & Truth is a Bond-style spy action game for PlayStation VR". VentureBeat. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  6. ^ Wales, Matt (March 25, 2019). "Cockney PSVR crime shooter Blood & Truth gets a release date". Eurogamer. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Blood & Truth for PlayStation 4 review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Dayus, Oscar (June 3, 2019). "Top 10 UK Games Chart: Blood & Truth Becomes First Ever VR No.1". GameSpot. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Winners". The Independent Game Developers' Association. November 7, 2019. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  10. ^ Tailby, Stephen (September 20, 2019). "Days Gone Rides Off with Three Nominations in This Year's Golden Joystick Awards". Push Square. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  11. ^ Winslow, Jeremy (November 19, 2019). "The Game Awards 2019 Nominees Full List". GameSpot. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  12. ^ Sheehan, Gavin (January 2, 2020). "The New York Game Awards Announces 2020 Nominees". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  13. ^ Chalk, Andy (January 13, 2020). "Control and Death Stranding get 8 nominations each for the 2020 DICE Awards". PC Gamer. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  14. ^ "2019 Nominees". National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers. January 13, 2020. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  15. ^ Shanley, Patrick (January 8, 2020). "'Death Stranding' Leads Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 9, 2020.