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Super Stardust 'spiritual successor' coming exclusively to PS4

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Independent game developer Housemarque (Dead Nation, Outland) have announced that they are developing the "spiritual successor" to the Super Stardust franchise. Furthermore, the currently unnamed game will be released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

For those unfamiliar, Super Stardust HD is a twin-stick shooter in which you control a space fighter that can move in any direction while simultaneously firing in any direction, independent of its movement. In addition to the primary thread of asteroids, you also face various enemy spacecraft.

“We are super excited to be working on Sony’s next-gen hardware,” said Housemarque’s CEO Ilari Kuittinen. “The platform’s performances are enabling us to do things that wouldn’t be possible otherwise and we truly believe that better technology can lead to better gameplay.

"The more tools and resources we have at our disposal, the better," Kuittinen continued. "Think of Super Stardust HD: at the time, PlayStation 3 gave us the opportunity to populate the game with thousands of interactive objects and implement the game’s famous ‘spherical gameplay’. Today, we can take advantage of the architecture of PlayStation 4 to create incredible visuals with direct impact on the way the new game feels.” 

The Super Stardust successor isn't the only project the studio is hard at work on. The Finland-based studio is currently busy working on another "unannounced" PS4 project. More information on both of these projects will be revealed at a later date however.

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