Tethered for PlayStation 4 No Longer Requires PlayStation VR

Secret Sorcery's VR title Tethered gets "Untethered" update on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro that allows the game to be played without VR tech. Additional updates also drop.

Have you been worried that you won’t get to play Secret Sorcery’s Tethered without a VR headset? Fear no more, as the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro versions no longer require PlayStation VR.

With the update that was released today, developer Secret Sorcery announced that the game would no longer require PSVR, calling the new way to play “Untethered.” According to Scott Kirkland, Managing Director of Secret Sorcery, the decision to remove required VR support was part of keeping its word.

“By removing the requirement for a VR headset, we’re fulfilling the promise that we made to ourselves and fans in terms of opening up Tethered to more players. Now ALL PlayStation 4 gamers can enjoy this magical sky-borne island world that we’ve so lovingly created.”

A few more tweaks were also made to the game:

  • Two new control methods
  • Dusk and dawn checkpoints
  • Divine slow-motion and fast forward features
  • Skippable tutorial
  • 4K support at 60 fps for PlayStation 4 Pro (in Untethered mode)

In Tethered, players control a Spirit Guardian tasked with protecting and guiding the fastidious Peeps through their darkest time of need. It is a strategy title styled after filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s animation and has been brought to life by some of the talent behind LittleBigPlanet, Driveclub, and MotorStorm.

Tethered is available now on the PlayStation Store and on Steam for $24.99.

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Jordan Loeffler

Jordan is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, where he covers the latest in indies and collectibles. He has a degree in Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is currently based out of Portland, OR.

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