One of the best Virtual Reality games at E3 this year was CREED: RISE TO GLORY. Following the story of the hit Ryan Coogler film, the game has you step into the virtual shoes of Michael B. Jordan’s character Adonis Creed. On PlayStation VR, picking up the move controllers and throwing hands was an intense, exhausting, and rewarding experience. Now, the studio behind the game has announced the official release date and a new milestone for the previously digital only, Survios.
This is as thrilling a moment for Survios as it is for Creed™ and boxing fans: CREED: Rise to Glory™ is not only the studio’s first time ever making a game available for pre-orders, but also releasing a title on a physical disc. “For so many game developers whose homes proudly showcase our console collections, being able to add our own title to their ranks means the world,” said Mike McTyre, Survios’s Head of Studio, “We’re proud of what we’ve created with the continued support of MGM and Sony, and we’re excited for everyone to step into the ring and become a champion.”
CREED: Rise to Glory™ challenges both your body and mind as you rise through the ranks and battle to become a champion to be reckoned with, all within an immersive universe inspired by the Creed™ franchise. Experience the ascent of Adonis Creed from scrappy underdog to world-class fighter: train with the legendary Rocky Balboa in iconic gyms, including Mighty Mick’s and Front Street Gym, then step into the spotlight to take down seven champion-level opponents in an intense, active 1:1 boxing experience that lets you train, fight, and win like Creed.™
Don’t get left in the corner. Secure your exclusive PlayStation® VR digital and physical disc pre-order and prepare to rise.
While it might not seem like much to the average game consumer, as we move closer to the disc free future of video game consoles it speaks volumes when a publisher as big as Sony is willing to put resources into physical disc production of a game from a studio they don’t own.
Survios has published some of the best VR experiences on Sony’s digital storefront such as the action-packed combat of RAW DATA and the intense workout of SPRINT VECTOR. Creed: Rise To Glory will be a major test for the studio’s ability to mix VR gameplay with a compelling narrative. Creed was a film that told a good story in a franchise that had all but died, doing anything less here would be a disservice. Personally, I look forward to going from flailing balloon man to Nike sponsored third coming of Carl Weathers when the game releases on September 25.