Thomas Happ Games – the indie developer behind the well-received Axiom Verge – has announced that Axiom Verge 2 is coming this summer to PlayStation consoles.
Thomas Happ of Thomas Happ Games has announced over on the PlayStation Blog that Axiom Verge 2 is coming to PS5 and PS4, though the PS5 edition may arrive a little while after the PS4 release this summer. Happ stated that his desire to use the PS5 hints feature is the reason the next-gen version may not come in on the same day as the PS4 release.
For Axiom Verge fans, there was a big revelation in his lengthy post. The second game doesn’t follow directly on from the first, and it has been revealed that the first Axiom Verge game is just one small side story of a larger universe that Happy says could span seven or eight games spanning thousands of years.
Axiom 2’s story follows a tech genius/billionaire who ends up in an alternate version of Earth while exploring Antarctica. There’s no Trace, here, though there are references to the first game, Happ says, but you won’t see how they play out until Axion Verge 3. What? Yeah, it’s a little odd but also amazing and the kind of risky storytelling that games are missing these days, especially from the AAA crowd.
Happ also explained that Axion Verge 2 is not just going to be a bigger version of Axiom Verge. It’s a whole new game with a new look, feel, hero, and gameplay systems to open it up to more players.
Happ noted that some players wanted a harder challenge while others wanted an easier ride, and so to appeal to all kinds of players, Axiom Verge 2 will have customisable difficulty options, including the option to completely skip boss fights altogether. Jeremy will be happy with that one…
Axiom Verge 2 will release sometime this summer on PS4, and maybe PS5. But also maybe PS5 at a later date.