Media Molecule are probably working on something huge for the PlayStation 4 but for now they’re still playing with paper. A recreation of Tearaway will be making its way to the PlayStation 4 with added features that were not possible in the PS Vita version of the title. Dubbed Tearaway Unfolded this version allows the player to use the DualShock 4 light bar to grow plants and wake creatures.
Media Molecule said they wanted to port Tearaway to the PlayStation 4, but ran into roadblocks so it decided to start from scratch. Tearaway Unfolded is instead an “expanded retelling of the original game,” adapted for PlayStation 4, rebuilt from the ground up to use features of the Dualshock 4 and with a “bigger prettier world” running at 1080p and targeting 60fps.
“With Tearaway Unfolded, we want to do the same thing, only this time the world is inside your TV and you interact with it using the unique inputs of the controller,” said the studio’s James Spafford.
“It doesn’t make sense for players to get up from the sofa, wander over to the TV and literally touch the world like they did in the PlayStation Vita version, but there are other ways you’ll be able to physically interact with the game instead.
“From the comfort of your couch, you can swipe the touch pad to unleash great gusts of wind, and send them howling into the world to unfold rippling bridges or send enemies tumbling from cliffs! The power of wind can also be used to propel Atoi through the skies in a paper plane, so you can explore the larger new world from above.”
For more info on Tearaway Unfolded, head on over to Media Molecule’s blog.