The PlayStation 4 often seems to the catalyst for stylish open-world adventures, and that looks to be true once again in Friend and Foe Games' upcoming Sony exclusive Vane.
As with other such games like Journey and RiME, Vane drops players into a vast world alone, with very little direction or even narrative context beyond "unraveling the secrets of an unknown land, finding your place in it, and pulling at the threads of the world to make a change." Here you will discover a "hidden mystery," and only by exploring the "secrets of the past" will you end up finding "the remnants of your future." But beware, for though the "shifting sands glimmer with meaning, ancient ruins resonate with power[...]in the distance a billowing threat looms."
The initial screenshots and videos show off the stunning artwork we can expect of Vane, but little more is known about the gameplay than the story so far. Players will control "a child with an odd ability," and the five-person development team based out of Sweden and Japan claim that the adventure is about "transformation, and using that transformation to gain new perspectives that help show the way forward." Some puzzle-solving will be involved in finding your way, but there are no particular plans to "test a player's manual dexterity" in overcoming this "dangerous natural environment inhabited by a strange civilization."
Having missed their initial launch target of 2017, Friend and Foe are reluctant to put a new timeframe on the game's release, but Vane is still currenly in active development for PlayStation 4, and you can follow its progress through the official website.