Zero Gravity Space Game Heavenly Bodies Coming To PS4 And PS5

Published: July 1, 2020 12:26 PM /


An in-game shot of space sim Heavenly Bodies

Zero-gravity space sim Heavenly Bodies is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Developer 2pt Interactive says bringing the game to PS4 is "a dream" and that utilizing the PS5's extra features is "mind-blowing".

Heavenly Bodies sees you take control of a cosmonaut whose sole duty is to maintain an entire space station. To do so, you'll have to use your hands, which will be mapped to the left and right triggers and joysticks. You'll also have access to your legs, which you can move independently with the R1 and L1 buttons. Using these inputs, you'll have to complete a number of tasks around the space station. You can check out the trailer for Heavenly Bodies below:

What's gameplay like in Heavenly Bodies?

Alexander Perrin, director of 2pt Interactive, says the team has worked hard to design everything within the game to be physically simulated. That includes objects like ropes, buttons, machines, and of course your own body. This means you'll need to rethink the way you approach everyday tasks, because the game's zero-gravity environment won't let you complete tasks as you normally would. Getting around, for example, will involve pushing yourself off surfaces and grabbing onto protruding objects for safety. Even air is physically simulated, so you're grappling with both a unique control scheme and the physics of your environment.

In addition to these features, Heavenly Bodies will take advantage of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller's features. For example, you'll feel ropes slip from your grip with the new adaptive triggers, and you'll feel the ship rattle through the controller's haptic feedback. There's also a local co-op feature which will be available on both PS4 and PS5, so you can grab a friend to join the madness. You'll be able to check out Heavenly Bodies when it launches for Sony's console at some point in the future. It's also coming to PC via Steam.

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