PlayStation 5 owners are one of the few who have yet to be able to get their hands on Sam Barlow’s interactive movie title, Immortality. But their wait is finally over, as Immortality splices onto PS5 on January 23.
The news came within an announcement trailer from Barlow’s Half Mermaid Productions. The trailer gives a brief idea of how the game’s unique “match cut” feature works and teases the project’s supernatural story.
Initially released for PC and Xbox Series X|S in August 2022, Immortality was met with glowing reviews from many outlets. Destructoid’s Eric Van Allen classified it as “superb” in our review.
Immortality‘s story revolves around the actress Marissa Marcel and the three films she starred in but were never released. The player uses behind-the-scene footage to jump between movies, matching shots of faces or objects to jump to a similar take in a different film. The more you interact with the game’s clips, the more you begin to unravel and understand the title’s dark and mysterious plot.
Outside of reviews, Immortality also cleaned up during award season. The project was nominated across numerous outlets for Best Performance, Best Story, Best Game Direction, and Best Game. Manon Gage, the lead actress who portrayed Marissa Marcel, came home with hardware at the 2022 Golden Joystick Awards for Best Performer. Gage also won the 2022 New York Game Award for Best Acting in a Game.
PlayStation 5 owners should be excited to have such a unique title become part of the console’s catalog when Immortality launches on PlayStation 5 on January 23. Immortality is currently playable on PC, Xbox Series X|S, mobile, and Mac.