Interview: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions on PS4, PS3

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Interview: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions on PS4, PS3

The storied Geometry Wars series is set to make its long-awaited return (and its PlayStation debut) this fall as Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, being released under the reawakened Sierra brand. It’s not easy to live up to the Geometry Wars pedigree, but a recent hands-on run of one of the game’s earlier stages was all the assurance I needed that the spirit of Geometry Wars is thriving, guided by the neon, wireframe hands of Lucid Games: a studio founded by former Bizarre Creations staffers.

Interview: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions on PS4, PS3

“Geometry Wars” has never been more apt as a title, featuring three-dimensional geometric battlefields that bend and flex under the force of your shape-shattering armaments. The level I played was shaped like a peanut: two spheres connected by a flared, narrow bridge. Fans of Geometry Wars 1 and 2 may find themselves instinctively looking for corners to lead errant enemies into to set up high-scoring opportunities, but the continuous nature of Dimensions’ playfields means veterans will need to readjust their habits accordingly.

We recently spoke with Peter Cesario, Producer of Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions about bringing the beloved series to PlayStation for the first time, what kinds of new weapons players can get their hands on, and combining its classic gameplay with more modern ideas. Got any questions about Geometry Wars’ current-gen debut? Leave ’em in the comments and I’ll answer as best I can!

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  • You need to bring this to Vita guys =/

  • Will you bring stereoscopic 3D to it…you would have my purchase if so.

  • Ok so the game is now wholly owned by Activision right? I wanted answer to why it took so long to get the Playstation platform and not because the PS4 is in the lead. Secondly this needs not wants to be on the ps vita and vita tv.

  • Is this going to be cross-buy? Really looking forward to it but I don’t own a PS4 yet!

    • Activision has announced that GW3 will be $14.99 when it releases, but I’m not sure whether it’s cross-buy or not. I’ll see if I can find out!

  • day 1 buy at a $15.00 price point. would’ve also liked it on the vita but it’s a great game no matter what platform.

  • looks interesting

  • Please bring this to the Vita.

  • Ummm…….Vita?
    Too bad I can’t trade in my digital copy of Super Stardust Delta.
    Looks more my style.

  • “Got any questions about Geometry Wars’ current-gen debut? Leave ‘em in the comments and I’ll answer as best I can!”
    Where you @? Lol

  • what’s the release date and price point?

  • Question: Will i shoot ALL the things?

  • I’m still waiting on Helldivers and Galak-Z to come out for Vita and PS4.

  • First time I played Geometry Wars was the original free trial version on the Xbox 360 wayyyyyyy back when it came out. I loved it to death.

    Geometry Wars 2 came out, but I’ve always been a PlayStation guy and I never played it.

    Now this has me excited.

    VIRTUAL HIGH FIVE!!

  • I know it’s not up to you Justin, but I do have to agree with post #1. This game is exactly the type of title I enjoy on the VITA. A portable mobile platforms, with tight controls and a decent size screen, make this a perfect port. I hope it some days comes out to the VITA, cause it is seriously missing some Asteriods-y arcade like experiences. PJ Shooter is close, but more twin-stick adventury.

    And now I want to go play that again. Darn you awesome PixelJunk/QGames. Rainbow Moon, guess I’m taking a slight break.

  • IS there going to be co-op or online multiplayer?

  • Geometry Wars is my favourite twin-stick shooter of all time. I had so much fun with 1 and 2 on the Xbox 360. So hyped for the third game on the PS4!

  • Since Super Stardust HD supports stereo 3D on PS3, will this game support stereo 3D on 3DTVs as well? in 1080p @ 60fps?

    One of the best aural experiences I had on PS3 was in Blast Factor due to the amazing sound design that really utilized 5.1 surround and high dynamic range to great effect. It made reaching the end of a level a great demo for the PS3’s capabilities. Will Geometry Wars 3 have 24-bit/lossless audio assets and make effective use of a surround field?

    For folks asking for a Vita version of GW3, you should play Super Stardust Delta in the meantime :)

  • Yes! Yes! Yes! So glad this series lives on.

    Hopefully the friend leaderboard integration is as great as GW2’s was. That up-front, not-buried-in-menus leaderboard score battling should have been a revolution for this industry’score-based games, but precious few devs seemed to take notes. :(

  • That is so awesome! I loved playing it on the NDS and Wii. Online co-op and competitive play? I’ll definitely buy this game day one! There’s just one thing that is screaming to be done with this game: make it 3D! (But it’s not necessary).

  • No you ignored or missed my 1st question above that one…will it support stereoscopic 3D?

  • Oh my god, this is the PERFECT Vita game! :(

  • I agree with the good CapJSheridan, bring this to Vita and I’ll buy it.

  • I can tell you why this isn’t on Vita, it’s from Activision. They’re not in the business of releasing good games on the platform, heck, they’re not really in the business of releasing games on it at all.

  • All I can say is:

    YES!!!!

  • This looks great, but I want more info on Kings Quest. I love Sierra, and King ‘s Quest 2 got me into gaming and is one my favorite games ever.

  • Looks a little too much like Super Stardust for me. I really liked the old flat, bordered fields from GW2. I’m hoping there will be some “classic” stages in addition to the new shaped ones.

  • Wha!!! Geometry Wars on PlayStation? Cool.

  • Only question that matters: will there be Pacifism? :D

  • Good news to see it on PlayStation. With 4 player co-op and 8 player competitive, looks like a day one purchase for me… and I don’t say that often. Cheers.

  • Lol funny that the only geometry wars ive played is geometry wars portable psp homebrew..

  • Geometry Wars is one of my favorite franchises ever.

    I am not sure if I am crazy about the changes made in GW3, but I’ll be buying it day 1 on PS3 regardless.

    I just wanted to throw my vote in that I would also like this to please, please, please, PLEASE come to Vita.

  • i’m just gonna add my voice to the other people on here asking for it. have this playable in stereoscopic 3D and you’ve got my purchase! this would look amazing in 3D!

  • Looks like Geometry Wars with a Nano Assault Twist. That’s a very glad thing.

    +1 for a Vita version!

  • OMG! Yes, yes, yes! I’ve played the PC and XBox versions and I’m actually glad that this game is finally coming to the PS4!

    Instant buy for me.

  • This game looks like something special. It will bring me to peace of mind playing this at night.

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