Gamasutra – Press Releases Now Playable Without VR in ‘Untethered’ mode on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Experience Tethered in ultra-shiny 2D or in the completely
immersive VR mode

St. Helens, United Kingdom — April 7, 2017 —
Independent games studio Secret Sorcery today released a massive
update for its critically acclaimed strategy game
Tethered including “Untethered” without-VR
support for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. Drawing influence
from legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and brought to life
by some of the talented developers behind titles like
Driveclub and
Tethered combines a unique visual aesthetic with
strategy-driven gameplay.

This latest update boasts two new control methods, adds dusk and
dawn checkpoint style save and divine slow-motion and fast-forward
features to play at your own pace. You can also elect to skip the
tutorial and dive straight into the game. For Playstation 4 Pro
players with a compatible TV,
Tethered now looks even more gorgeous than ever with
native 4k resolution at 60fps (only available in
‘Untethered’ mode).

“Building upon our March update – which introduced
PlayStation Move support and a raft of dazzling visual enhancements
for Playstation 4 Pro –
Tethered really shines in 4k!” said Scott Kirkland,
Managing Director of Secret Sorcery. “By removing the
requirement for a VR headset, we’re fulfilling the promise
that we made to ourselves and fans in terms of opening up
Tethered to more players. Now ALL Playstation 4 gamers can
enjoy this magical sky-borne island world that we’ve so
lovingly created”.

Become a Spirit Guardian in
Tethered, caring for the adorable and industrious Peeps.
Their beautiful island paradise has descended into chaos, ransacked
nightly by a plague of wicked creatures. By gathering an ancient
and mystical life force known as Spirit Energy and helping the
Peeps build up their settlement and resources in preparation for
nightfall, you can restore balance and banish the wicked blight
once and for all!
Tethered features 13 exquisitely crafted levels, a
competitive leaderboard (which contrasts your godly prowess with
that of your friends) and a superb G.A.N.G. award nominated
interactive score.

Tethered is available for PlayStation VR, PlayStation 4
and Playstation 4 Pro for £18.99. $24.99, €22.99.

For more information, visit:

Twitter: @secretsorcery


About Secret Sorcery

Secret Sorcery is an independent British game development studio
and publisher dedicated to creative innovation and quality.
Established early in 2015 by a group of highly experienced
developers looking for a genuine creative challenge, our growing
team is passionate about Virtual Reality and the unprecedented
levels of immersive opportunity this powerful medium offers. We
have, since our formation, leveraged almost a century of pioneering
experience to craft original VR concepts and products including
Tethered – our magical VR debut. Building on our
early success, we have set our sights on the future and carving new
paths in immersive content.

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