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Abzu Developer's Next Game Coming To PS5, Will Feature Open World Without Load Times

The Pathless, previously announced for PS4, is also coming to PS5 with several new console-specific features.


The Pathless, which was announced at The Game Awards 2018 by Abzu developer Giant Squid, is coming to PS5 with numerous enhancements. While the game will also be available on PS4, a new post on PlayStation Blog makes it clear that the PS5 version will be superior.

In the post, creative director Matt Nava explains that the game is on course to release in late 2020, and that the PS5 and its DualSense controller will make the game a more immersive experience. Nava says that the controller's haptic sensors will "let you feel the heartbeat of our world," and that things like the tension of a bow and arrow, or the "rumbling of a distant boss readying to attack," will be felt through your controller.

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The system's advanced audio processing will also accommodate the game's 3D sound, and because of the PS5's SSD, the game's open world setting will not feature any loading screens. "Slowly filling progress bars are a thing of the past; the only thing you won’t be able to do is check your phone," Nava promises.

We've just gotten our first look at the PS5, as well as numerous games coming to the system. If The Pathless launches in 2020, it might be available at or around the console's launch--but we're still not sure when that will be.

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