UPDATE: Shin’en confirms, shares his first look.
UPDATE 08/24/21: Speaking to Eurogamer, Shin’en confirmed The Touryst’s September 9 release date for PlayStation 5, along with a host of other details.
As on PC, this version will be rendered internally at 8K, then up-sampled to display at 4K and 120Hz.
“The Touryst is (to our knowledge) the only game that currently renders at 8K resolution on PS5. No temporal sampling or filtering is used,” Shin’en boss Manfred Linzner told us, ” so the picture quality is superb.”
Expect cross-buy between PS4 and PS5, and priced at $19.99/â¬19.99.
Finally, here is a set of PlayStation 5 screenshots:
ORIGINAL STORY 8/23/21: Voxel holiday adventure (and Digital Foundry favourite) The Touryst – developed by Shin’en Multimedia, the team behind acclaimed Switch racing game Fast RMX – is making its way to PlayStation on September 9, according to a new listing on the PlayStation Store.
Details regarding the PlayStation version are limited – there’s a release date and description and that’s about it – but The Touryst (which debuted on Switch in 2019 before heading to Xbox and PC l next year) remains a fun little excursion, dropping players off at the glorious Monument Islands Resort for a patch of sun, sea, and exploration-focused adventure.
At the basic level, the objective is to progress from island to island – all rendered with an attractive, retro-inspired voxel art style, and each with its own theme – in order to infiltrate the mysterious monuments scattered around and to solve the mixture of puzzles and challenges of the platform inside.
The real fun, however, comes from leisurely hopping between islands and indulging in The Touryst’s wealth of silly side quests and mini-game style activities – including surfing, caving, scuba diving, photography, and more. It’s a delightful little thing, giving off wonderfully relaxing vacation vibes.
Currently, the only information on The Touryst’s PlayStation release is the aforementioned store page, but I’ve reached out to Shin’en Multimedia to find out more.