As part of their “Countdown to E3”, Sony announced Tetris Effect today with a hypnotic new trailer. When you watch, be sure to blow the image out to full screen, if you can. There is some beautiful detail in there.
The term “Tetris Effect” refers to a Harvard study, where “researchers discovered that people who play Tetris a lot can start seeing images from the game in real life.” Anyone that has played Tetris for more than an hour or two is familiar with this phenomenon. I can remember night in college, staring at the ceiling of my dorm room and watching the blocks slip down the tiles, clicking into place to form lines.
Tetris Effect is being developed by Enhance, Inc., who also worked on Rez Infinite, firmly establishing their VR chops. When Sony said that they would be announcing game this week, “Tetris” was the farthest thing from my mind. But this looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to get a look at these visuals in VR.
There is no pricing info yet, or even a solid date beyond “Fall”, but more information is available for the curious over at the PlayStation Blog.