Abzû Developer Surprises Gamers with Sword of the Sea, an Epic Desert-Surfing Experience

At the PlayStation Showcase, Giant Squid recently announced their upcoming game, and it seems like it will be quite interesting. There is no word yet on when the game will be officially released, but we do know that it will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive.

According to Giant Squid, the developer behind games like Abzû and The Pathless, this project is the studio’s most ambitious project to date, and it looks like it too. The trailer surely shows off a unique and captivating experience for players on the PlayStation 5. Take a look at it the reveal trailer down below:

The trailer shows players immersing in an abandoned realm where the terrain sort of moves like waves in water. The game also shows off a new and unique movement mechanic called the Hoversword, which combines elements of snowboarding, skateboarding, and hoverboarding.

In this, players can build momentum, reach high speeds, and catch air while exploring skatepark like ruins lost in the tides of the Necropolis of the Gods.

From the looks of it, it seems as if the gameplay involves surfing through sinking tombs, exploring mysterious shipwrecks, and moving through frightening battlefields, all while reviving giant shoals of fish and creatures.

According to Matt Nava, creative director of Giant Squid,

Our incredible team of artists has been hard at work bringing this unique and captivating world to life–from architecture and color to lighting, landscapes and music: be prepared to immerse yourself in a world unlike any you’ve experienced before.

Combining the speed and flow of skating games with the emotional core and exploration you expect from a Giant Squid title, Sword of the Sea will be equal parts meditative, exhilarating, and introspective.

It seems as if Giant Squid’s is a really popular developer, and fans of its previous works can look forward to experiencing “Sword of the Sea” (a PS5 exclusive), and it undoubtedly has the potential to go big, and captivate players with its unique gameplay and of course, the beautiful visuals.


Muhammad Qasim

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