Nicolas Doucet, studio director at Japan Studio’s Team Asobi, has revealed that Astro’s Playroom will be 4-5 hours long. The game is releasing for free on November 12, pre-installed in every PlayStation 5 system.
Doucet has shared that the title is designed to be completed in a single session and have an overall view of PS5’s capabilities.
Astro’s Playroom is also meant to be a celebration of all things PlayStation, and long-time fans will, in particular, enjoy some of the surprises the Japanese developer has left along the road.
“I think it’s roughly 4-5 hours to play through and complete the game in one sitting,” the creative director told Famitsu.
“In addition, there are a lot of homages to the 25 years of PlayStation history hidden throughout the game,” he added. “There are collectibles among them, and a lot of artifacts and puzzle pieces to collect, which is a lot of fun.”
Doucet mentioned that players who will complete the game and get all their collectibles will receive a surprise he can’t talk about yet.
“I can’t wait to see how you all enjoy this PlayStation tribute, and I can’t wait to see your reaction, although it’s been 25 years in the making, so some of the younger players may not understand some of it (laughs),” he said.
Astro’s Playroom has been announced back in the original PlayStation 5 reveal event and has since then carried over digital events to showcase the console’s peculiarities, DualSense’s in particular.
Team Asobi has made a name with one of the most acclaimed PlayStation VR, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission VR, but this time around, the title won’t focus on virtual reality.
Japan Studio overall is also assisting with developing another PS5 launch title, Demon’s Souls remake from Bluepoint Games.