One of the PS4’s more mysterious indie-exclusives has finally returned to the spotlight this weekend with a new hands-on preview released from Gameinformer.

The preview includes a very detailed report about a hands-on demo the team at Gameinformer got to experience at Abzû’s development studio, Giant Squid. We haven’t learned a whole lot about the game up until now, and while the preview sheds light on a few details regarding the experience Giant Squid is building for players, the game still remains rather mysterious in nature.

According to the preview, “Abzû is not an open-world game. Instead, it aims to encourage exploration and convey the enormity of the ocean but avoid players getting lost or the need to backtrack. “We want the player to explore a specific area and feel free to do that,” Nava says. “Once they finish that area and go on to the next one, then they don’t have to think about it anymore. They can keep going forward.” The area I just left contained other currents to different locations, but in the end, the developer wants players to experience a linear story.”

The preview includes a few new screenshots from the game which you can view just below. Gameinformer was pretty adamant in their preview about just how good the game looks and plays, so be sure to head on over there to read the full article if you’re interested in learning more about Abzû.

Abzû is due out on the PS4 this June. Stay tuned for more details by following OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.

 

Nick Calandra
OnlySP founder and former site owner.

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