PlayStation Vita exclusive Metrico came and went with very little fanfare. The PlayStation Plus freebie took an interesting take on 2D platforming, placing players in worlds dictated by graphs and charts. It was announced earlier this year that the game would be making its way to PlayStation 4 as Metrico+ (much like Tearaway became Tearaway Unfolded).
However, according to Roy van de Mortel, level designer at developer Digital Dreams, Metrico+ will be adding on new worlds to make up for those that were Vita specific. In the original Metrico, the final worlds utilized Vita-specific hardware (touch screen, back touch, etc.). Now, these puzzles will be adapted to more traditional mechanics, while completely new worlds are additionally added.
Digital Dreams also mentioned that they have learned from the criticism of the original game’s reviews:
Of course, we also took the time to really look at the criticism we received and make a lot of changes based on it. We added more eventful moments and platform puzzles for better pacing throughout the game; made changes to our adaptive music system to be less annoying to players getting stuck longer than usual, and we went all-out and improved the visuals a whole lot in order to make them look good on a big screen…. We’re also completely redoing the character animations.
While Digital Dreams didn’t have a concrete answer on whether Metrico+ will be free to those who bought the original title, they say they are looking into it. Seeing as the game is a mix of new and old words, they claim they are not comfortable charging full price.
Metrico+ is set to release in Q1 2016 on PlayStation 4 — it will also be showcased this weekend at PlayStation Experience 2015.