Playstation Experience takes place this weekend in San Francisco, but the announcements are already starting with the new 3D platformer Bound revealed today by Plastic.
Plastic have previously brought us Datura and Linger in Shadows for Playstation 3 and are now bringing their experimental projects to this generation.
Michał ‘bonzaj’ Staniszewski, a member of the team at Plastic, has been explaining their new title on the official Playstation blog:
“Bound is a 3D platformer designed for people with the desire to concentrate on the narrative side of games and experience a mature story. On the other side of the spectrum, Bound is also being prepared for hardcore gamers looking for the challenge of one big puzzle that can be only solved by a community of players working together.”
He also goes on to describe the project as a “notgame”, meaning that it is down to the player how they decide to experience Bound.
A lot of work has gone into the sound and aesthetics of Bound, amplified by the inclusion of a ballerina as the main character. Staniszewski explains:
“We were looking for a rich personality, one that could bring beauty to moves and exploration, a dancer or to be more precise – a ballerina. Thanks to our dancer Maria Udod and her choreographer Michał Adam Góral, we were able to capture some true expressive and emotional moments and put it into our game.”
Plastic have spent more than a year on optimizations in order to bring the player as crisp and beautiful a game as possible. No news on a release date yet, but check out the announcement trailer above and some screenshots below.