Tetris Effect initially launched on PlayStation 4 with full PSVR support back in 2018, and it's among the best versions of the classic Russian puzzler available. Combining the traditional line-clearing gameplay with a vivid audiovisual experience, the game is a delight, and has all kinds of interesting modes ensuring fans can enjoy it however they like. We were very excited when Enhance Games unveiled Tetris Effect: Connected, an expanded version with multiplayer modes, albeit with timed console exclusivity on Xbox systems.
Fortunately, the wait is now over. After a nine-month period locked to Microsoft machines, the Connected expansion is available today on PS4 (and PSVR) via a free game update. There are multiple new modes included that allow you to play competitively or cooperatively with fellow fans of falling blocks, and all you need to do is install the latest patch. What's more, the update brings cross-platform play to the game, so you'll be able to play Tetris Effect with a large pool of people.
Additionally, owners of the PS4 game — or those who buy Tetris Effect: Connected from PS Store between now and 18th September — are eligible to claim a free Digital Deluxe pack. This contains a seven-track soundtrack sampler, a pair of dynamic PS4 themes, and a set of Tetris-themed PSN avatars.
Will you be playing Tetris Effect: Connected on PS4? Get that song stuck in your head in the comments section below.
Tetris Effect is still one of the greatest PSVR games I’ve ever played. I enjoyed it so much that I splurged on the soundtrack by Hydelic. And since XBox means nothing to me, I read this headline as “Tetris Effect Connected Launches on PS4 “, which made me very happy.
I wonder how many people bought an Xbox for this as they couldn't wait for it on PS4.
@Enigk If they had GamePass, they wouldn’t have had to buy it.
The connected mode is freaking awesome, you must try it!!
Glad to see this launch.
When it comes to Tetris, my top three versions are tied.
Tetris on NES
I rank them all equally. I wasn’t able to play Effect with PSVR but man the soundtrack was mesmerizing. Played it through my 1000 watt surround system it was a magical experience.
@Enigk tetris effect released on the ps4, first. After some time passed, it released on the xb systems with the "connected" expansion. Now it's released across ps and switch.
Man, I’m in top 1% on Xbox. Now that it’s on PlayStation and all scoreboards have been reset, it’s soooo hard to win as the calibre of players has certainly stepped up. Great for MP as there’s always someone to play/cry against.
Cool. I'll definitely be redeeming for those themes.
Although, not owning a PSVR, I'll be repurchasing this on Switch for the portability. I just don't like playing Tetris on a TV.
@PhhhCough @awp69 Sorry, it was more a rhetorical question saying this was a pointless exclusivity window as I would assume it was zero who bought an Xbox just to play this version of the game which you would need as it is not on xCloud via Game Pass.
I still can't get my head around how good this is, or that a Tetris game can be something transcendental. Trying to get my mates to check out the demo was so difficult because if it was me even I would have laughed it off. When somebody like Eurogamer gives it their GOTY you know it's something special.
@Enigk No one is buying a console for Tetris. It may have contributed to some delving into gamepass though - that's the point.
@Amnesiac I never understand why this always ranks so higher on psvr game lists. It's one of the least VR games made. Maybe I've just answered my own question.
@Bleachedsmiles I bought the PSVR for it. Main attraction for me. A quick skim online suggests I definitely wasn't the only one.
You have to redo the keyboard code to get the 1984 theme back as the update resets that unlock.
Liking having multiplayer but I still can't fathom why they didn't add any new themes at all
Yeah, you wouldn’t think it would stand up to the likes of Rez or Ace Combat, but the game does immersion as well as anything I’ve played. It takes a concept that nearly everyone is familiar with and wraps it in an amazing VR audio/visual package. I’ve never played it without a headset, but I would expect it looses a lot of its punch.
Game is amazing. Enjoy. Hopefully the online portions have fuller lobbies once it's on Nintendo and PlayStation.
I just left this article but had to come back to say I immediately found myself whistling one of the tracks from this game without meaning to. Funny how that subliminally happens.
@BowTiesAreCool You bought the psvr for a game that adds very minimal things to the game in VR. What convinced you to buy psvr for this over all the other psvr games that take far greater advantage of the hardware? Do you get motion sickness?
I'm a fan of psvr (and own this)...but this is one of the few games that didn't take advantage of vr in any substantial way. All it does is offer you a blurrier experience. So I find myself preferring to play flat.
How do I get the deluxe edition when I bought the physical copy? Can't seem to do it on PSN store.
Unable to claim the deluxe upgrade from the store, as I "don't own the game", yet the fact that I have it in my hand (have several trophies for the game) proves that I do!
Have reached out to both @pushsquare & @enhance_exp on twitter with no response at all
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