Multiplayer third-person 4v4 shooter debuts on PS5, PS4 with some AI-generated assets
The official PlayStation Blog revealed on Tuesday that Square Enix‘s Foamstars, its new multiplayer third-person 4v4 shooter for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, will be coming out on February 6. PlayStation Plus users will get to trial the game for free from February 6 – March 4.
The open beta on PS5 ran from September 29 through October 1.
Square Enix describes the game.
In FOAMSTARS, foam is the ultimate resource. It can be used in multiple ways: To create slippery surfaces that players can use to surf around the arena at high speed; to build terrain, helping players defend from enemy attacks or creating high vantage points to take out opponents; and finally, to foam up the opposition and win the match.
Square Enix and the game’s producer Kosuke Okatani confirmed that the game’s development team used AI-generated assets. The development team used the generative AI program Midjourney to create small art for in-game icons and album covers. Okatani states that the majority of the game, including its core gameplay and designs, were made by humans and that only “0.01 percent or even less” is AI-generated.
Sources: Square Enix‘s YouTube channel, Playstation Blog, VGC (Andy Robinson) via Siliconera (Stephanie Liu)