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Free-to-play post-apocalyptic survival game Vigor is out on PS4, PS5

Published: 10:15, 10 December 2020
Bohemia Interactive
Vigor in-game screenshot showing a player-controlled character
Vigor is available now on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

Outlive the apocalypse in Vigor, a free-to-play looter shooter set in post-war Norway, available now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, via backward-compatibility.

In the shadow of Cyberpunk 2077's launch, the release of Vigor for PlayStation consoles snuck under the radar for many gamers, who may otherwise jump in this post-apocalyptic survival game as it's free for download on the PS store.

Well, it's free for anyone outside Germany, where players will have to play €0.25 "due to the rules and business agreements with Sony as Vigor can't be released as a free-to-play title in this region because of the high age rating of the game."

Bohemia Interactive Vigor game, showing player-controlled character looking at the airdrop in the sky Airdrops contain the best in-game loot.

Vigor first launched on Xbox One consoles in July 2019, following by a Switch release in August 2020. As of yesterday, December 9, the PlayStation community can also play this Unreal Engine 4 game, developed and published by Bohemia Interactive.

The publisher stated that there are no plans for cross-play between the platforms, but they are enabling cross-generation play. So whether you play on your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, your progression and purchases will remain the same.

Bohemia Interactive Vigor holiday decor included in the latest update Lovely décor and a holiday edition introduced with the update 6.1

As for PS5, the game is playable via backwards-compatibility mode, which means that you play the last-gen (PS4) version, which is unfortunately capped at 30fps. We say unfortunately because we have already spoiled our eyes with 60fps (or higher) with other games on the PS5 console, so we hope that the developer will release an update that will harness the power of the next-gen hardware which will allow us to play on the smooth 60 frames per second.

We've reached to the developer about this question and we'll keep you updated with any info provided.

About Vigor:

Nuclear war has left Europe devastated. All that remains is a tiny slice of post-apocalyptic Norway. The result? Outlanders fighting each other for valuable resources to build their Shelters. You’ll need to venture out into Encounters to improve your safe haven. But be careful! These Encounters are dangerous!

Roam the devastated countryside for resources while keeping your distance. Or head into battle with your guns a-blazing. The choices – and risks – are yours. Whatever you do, don’t forget you need to leave the map alive if you want to keep your loot. And if you start to feel that the stakes are getting too high, head for the exits as quickly as you can.

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