Project Athia for the PlayStation 5 revealed to be an open-world game

During the PlayStation 5 games showcase, Project Athia was one of the more intriguing titles announced. Tagged as a PlayStation 5 console exclusive but will also be available for the PC, the game showed some short but impressive action sequences and recently, it was revealed to be an open-world title.

In an interview with Toyo Keizai Plus (Translated by Gematsu), Square Enix president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda clarified what players can expect from the upcoming title.

“The game Project Athia (title tentative), which we will release for PS5, is an open-world style game in which users can freely move around the game world. PS5 dramatically improves video technology, such as with the implementation of light-reflecting ‘ray-tracing’ technology. Compared to what you see on PC, it is nearly identical. By utilizing these special traits, we’re able to create incredibly precise imagery. We still plan on developing well-balanced games tailored to a platform’s traits, including smartphone and cloud-based games, but we will never stop developing for high-end platforms such as PS5. Because these things are packed with the best technology.”

No other details have been given as of this time but we’re hoping to see more gameplay from Project Athia soon, as well as maybe a release date. Keep it coming, Square!

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