Colin Walsh, founder of Celsius Game Studios, took to the PlayStation Blog today to announce that the space exploration game Drifter is heading to PS Vita. Drawing inspiration from classic space adventure games like Privateer and Starflight, Drifter (not to be confused with Hyper Light Drifter) is an open world exploration game that places the player in a randomly generated galaxy that stretches 100,000 light years across.
The player is given a ship, a handful of cash, and the rest is up to you. Want to mine minerals and sell them for cash? Go for it. You can take on the role of a trader, bounty hunter, or the pirate being hunted. You are the captain of your own spaceship and your destiny.
According to Walsh, “In addition to this huge sandbox to play in Drifter will also feature a hand crafted series of story missions which will the player can embark upon to both advance their character as well as learn more about the backstory of the Drifter universe.”
The game will be releasing on both the PS Vita and PS4. No date or pricing has been announced, but it shouldn’t be too long before Drifter flies onto the Vita.
You can check out the announcement trailer below.