UPDATE: The PSN port of Proteus has been priced at Ł9.99 / €12.99 / $13.99. To commemorate its launch this week, Curve Studios has released a live-action trailer starring the game's co-creator Ed Key. Enjoy.

ORIGINAL STORY:Abstract first-person stop-and-smell-the-roses simulator Proteus is set to launch on PS3 and Vita next week. Europe and Australia get it on Wednesday, 30th October, while North America gets it a day earlier.

Developed by Curve Studios, the team responsible for porting Lone Survivor and Thomas Was Alone to Vita, Proteus' PSN port is a Cross-Buy affair, so purchasing it on one Sony platform automatically unlocks it on the other.

One new addition in the Vita version of Proteus is that players will be able to generate in-game islands somehow based on their real world location. Additionally, they'll be able to directly effect Proteus' environment - a new addition since its initial PC release earlier this year.

"It's been exciting working with Curve and Sony to bring Proteus to consoles," said Proteus co-creator Ed Key. "Only a few years ago the idea of designers like David [Kanaga, co-creator] and I being able to bring their creations to a console audience would have been a nearly impossible goal. I'm very proud to be able to bring the game across to a brand new audience."

“Proteus is something very unlike every other title we've worked on so far, and it really is something special," added Curve Digital managing director, Jason Perkins. "We've been working hard to add features to the PlayStation game that enhance the experience without moving away from the exploration, discovery and mystery that Proteus is all about.”

Our Oli Welsh was rather smitten with Proteus upon its February release. "Proteus is a brief experience, and for all its mysteries, has a disarmingly straightforward message about nature and mortality," he wrote in his Proteus review. "Its randomness and secrets make it worth playing through a few times, and beyond that, it's easy to imagine wanting to return to it just for respite from a stressful day or a noisy city."

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (25)

About the author

Jeffrey Matulef

Jeffrey Matulef


Jeffrey Matulef is the best-dressed man in 1984. Based in Portland, OR he operates as Eurogamer's US news editor.

More articles by Jeffrey Matulef

Comments (25)

Hide low-scoring comments


Proteus review

Seasons pass.

Beautiful PC indie game Proteus confirmed for PS3 and Vita

Unique exploration game due this autumn.

Humble Indie Bundle 8 might be the hottest one yet

Hotline Miami, Little Inferno, Proteus, Capsized, Dear Esther and more.

Proteus set for Steam later this month

Ambient exploration game about to emerge from beta.

Latest Quake Champions patch nerfs all damage dealing abilities

Light Champions get a little boost, though.


Latest Quake Champions patch nerfs all damage dealing abilities

Light Champions get a little boost, though.

Digital FoundryFinal Fantasy 13 on Xbox One X is a back-compat masterpiece

Enhanced performance, 9x resolution boost - and vastly improved video cutscenes.

Diablo creator slams Blizzard in livestream

"We don't know if any of this is the case. However, you can easily imagine this."