Pistol Whip’s blend of music and shooting is an addictive experience found nowhere else, hence why it has been so popular. Cloudhead Games went a step further by releasing free DLC campaign Pistol Whip 2089 for PC VR and Quest last year and now PlayStation VR players can get in on the action.
The cinematic campaign is essentially five Pistol Whip ‘scenes’ woven together, with animated cut scenes linking them all together. As such there’s a suitable sci-fi narrative to follow where you play a guy called John Asimov who tries to shut down a plague of killer androids which has overrun an off-world colony.
Pistol Whip 2089 provides players with not only new songs, environments and enemies to destroy but also a new gun to wreak your vengeful carnage. This offers some multi burst goodness so taking down scores of robots becomes even more exhilarating. As for how long it’ll take you: “The entire campaign is a little under thirty minutes in length, which is a few minutes longer than the first Time Crisis, Cloudhead Games notes over on the PlayStation Blog.
Those new songs come from Black Tiger Sex Machine, Draeden, Processor, as well as an exclusive remix from Magic Sword. The studio also answers an important question regarding all the new content: “yes, all of 2089, including scenes and mechanics, will be available in Arcade mode with our next massive update, Concierge.”
Previously described as a ‘game-changing update’, Concierge was revealed during last summer when the studio unveiled its Pistol Whip roadmap. Details of its features have yet to be revealed but its currently stencilled in for a Spring 2021 release.
Everyone who plays Pistol Whip seems to enjoy its rhythm-action gameplay with VRFocus saying in its review: “Pistol Whip is huge amounts of fun even on the easiest difficulty setting, suitable for VR players no matter their skill level.”
As further details regarding the next update appear, VRFocus will let you know.