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Blacklight: Retribution Fires onto PlayStation 4 for Free

Posted by Sammy Barker

First-person shooter targeting Sony's next generation system

Sony may not have attached a price to the PlayStation 4, but you won’t need to worry about opening your wallet for Blacklight: Retribution – the first-person shooter was announced as a free download for the next generation platform at GDC overnight. Like its PC counterpart, the title will be funded by microtransactions and add-ons, but the core client won’t cost a penny.

According to the PlayStation Blog, the game will launch with ten maps and nine game modes. Playlists include the usual mix of Deathmatch and Capture the Flag, as well as a co-op option named Onslaught. Furthermore, you’ll be able to completely customise your loadout and gear. “There are multiple permutations,” beamed communications manager Collin Moore.

The title – which is being developed by Zombie Studios – is the first next generation game to take advantage of Sony’s popular Pub Fund initiative, which sees the platform holder contribute towards development costs in return for a small window of exclusivity. The initiative has given birth to releases such as Burn Zombie Burn and Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack in the past.

There’s a teaser trailer embedded in the space below. At the grand sum of nothing, are you willing to give this title a try? Let us know in the comments section.


User Comments (7)



NathanUC said:

I have a feeling we'll see a lot of PC ports coming to PS4 due to the architecture changes.



get2sammyb said:

@nathanuc1988 Yeah, I think you're right! I wouldn't be surprised if we see an influx of free-to-play titles, too. I still think Planetside 2 will be announced for PS4 at E3.



Epic said:

Interesting they plan to get all the exclusives they can grab with this Pub Fund initiative using the money to port the game from PC to the PS4 would make it really easy for developer to port games to the system.




@get2sammyb If PS2 ends up on PS4 I'll have to kiss my job goodbye!

On topic edit: Also, Blacklight looks good, very Unreal Tournament looking in terms of speed. Could be a good counter-shooter to the inevitably weighty Killzone MP.



MadchesterManc said:

Looking forward to Sony pushing the F2P model on PS4. I recently upgraded my computer so Ive been using Steam a bit more lately n I love the F2P games available on it. Like others have mentioned, with the hardware being similar I wouldn't be suprised if more of Steams F2P roster made thier way to PS4. Star Trek Online anyone?

Is this Planetside2 good then? Noticed it on Steam n ill give it a try if its highly recommended



InsertNameHere said:

@KALofKRYPTON The weight in Killzone MP is to make the experience more realistic. There were times when I almost forgot that I was sitting on my couch, because of how real it felt.

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