Upcoming RPG Sea of Stars finally has a demo on PlayStation consoles. You can download the demo right now on PS5 or PS4.
As with the other platforms, the demo features areas that will be part of the final product, but that won't give big story spoilers away. It's mainly intended to show off gameplay mechanics and systems, so you can safely play it without ruining the narrative for yourself.
There's also good news for you if you're a PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscriber and you're wanting to check out Sea of Stars.
Sabotage Studio's JRPG-inspired adventure will be heading to the PS Plus Catalog on launch day, so you can play it at no additional cost starting from August 29th.
Unfortunately, the game won't be available to PlayStation Plus Essential members, so you will need to upgrade your membership if you want to play it on PS Plus.
In the aforementioned PlayStation Blog post, Sabotage also delves into some of the design decisions that went into making Sea of Stars what it is.
The studio says that it tried to focus on "lighter and more seamless" movement than its grid-based predecessors often had, and that fleshing out player movement systems gave the team "what [it] needed to break free from the classic bound-to-the-grid movement" systems of older RPGs.
Sea of Stars is scheduled to launch for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch on August 29th.
In her preview of the game, TechRaptor's Tanushri Shah praised its "exciting" exploration and innovative approach to party-based RPG systems. If you're a fan of classic RPGs like Chrono Trigger but you're looking for a more modernized take on the formula, Sabotage Studio's game is definitely one to watch.