Recompile Installs on PS5 This August

The upcoming hack’n’shoot ’em up Recompile aims to find a place on your PS5 hard drive this August. An actual release date is still to be confirmed.

Phigames and Dear Villagers have announced that Recompile will be hacking and shooting on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC this August. Our Xbox brethren will be getting the game on day one as part of Game Pass, while us lot on PS Now make do with last-gen versions of next-gen games. Lovely, innit?

The announcement comes with another trailer for the game that gives us another look at Recompile’s action, shooty, platformer gameplay.

There’s also the news that the game will host an exclusive partnership with 65daysofstatic for a featured guest track. What is 65daysofstatic? A rock band from the UK, according to Wikipedia. And that’s all I have to say about that.

What is Recompile?

Recompile is a 3D Metroidvania-style game. There’s futuristic combat with futuristic weapons and super abilities, including the ability to fly a jetpack. Cool, right?

Recompile features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, super-powered abilities and an environmental physics-based hacking mechanic. World obstacles include intelligent enemies and intricate environmental circuitry, and both require the mastery of new abilities such as time dilation and jetpack flight!

The game has multiple endings based on the players actions; you can repair systems, restore lost data, hack or destroy enemies, all whilst uncovering the truth about the Hypervisor and the original purpose of the Mainframe.


  • Metroidvania progression combined with non-linear exploration and gameplay
  • A range of futuristic weapons and super-powered abilities, including jetpack flight
  • Multiple endings depending on player actions
  • Hack through environmental circuitry, logic gates & even enemies.
  • Face colossal entities blocking your path to freedom
  • Reactive soundtrack of blistering electro music
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