Headmaster Party Mode Update Announced; Adds 9 Multiplayer Levels, PS4 Pro Support, and More
Today, Ben Throop,
As you may know, Headmaster launched alongside the PS VR back in October. Upon launch, the game primarily consisted of a single-player campaign, but did feature one local multiplayer mode with one preview level. According to Throop, the positive response to this mode got the team motivated to “over-deliver” when working on expanding the multiplayer. And thus is how the Party Mode update came to be.
The local multiplayer in the game has been renamed to Party Mode and now consists of nine levels: some remixes of existing elements, others completely news. According to Throop, the new ones like “Big monkey” and “Robert’s Room” are on the scale of the Exams in the single-player game.
Here’s the full level list:
Big Monkey — A giant, inflatable, used car sale gorilla that acts out a low-rent King Kong circus performance. I should just stop there.
Robert’s Room — Actually play in a room with mini balls and targets. See if you can dislodge Robert from the toilet.
Rock and Bowl — Bowling redone with blacklights and splatter paint
Basketcase — A newly done up basketball challenge.
Speed Round 2 — A new speed round with special surprises
Facility Tour — Several classic levels all in one, quickly moving between them in a single level.
Non-Alcoholic Pong — Classic Headmaster non-beer pong rearranged
Darts — It’s still darts taped to soccer balls like you’d expect
Carnival — The classic carnival exam remixed for Party Mode
PS4 Pro support has also been added, with Throop saying the game is notably sharper on PS4 Pro, though the games’ 90 frames per second rate on PS4 is still the same on PS4 Pro. Additionally, with the PS4 Pro Frame Interactive was able to turn the final rendered image up to 2x supersampling with MSAA.
The hotly requested feature to let you enter your initials when you get the All-Time High Score for a Party Mode level on that PS4 has been added as well. Lastly, some of the tougher levels have been made easier, with Throop particularly pointing out Lesson 31.
Throop concludes the post with the following thank you to the game’s fans:
A huge thanks to all of our fans! Your enthusiasm for Headmaster really drove us to pack this free update with as much as we could. We hope you enjoy these additional levels when playing PS VR with friends and family.
Headmaster is available for $19.99 USD. Below, you can check out the new trailer which accompanied the announcement: