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PlayStation officially confirms free download for one of 2024's biggest games

PlayStation officially confirms free download for one of 2024's biggest games

Astro Bot isn't even out yet, but we've already had confirmation that free additional content is on the way

I don’t know about you but Astro Bot has quickly rocketed to the top of my list of most-hyped games set to launch in the remainder of 2024.

Developed by Team Asobi, Astro Bot is the follow-up to the PlayStation 5’s free Astro’s Playroom, a delightful platformer that also doubles as a tech showcase that proves what the PS5 and accompanying DualSense controller is capable of.

Unlike Astro’s Playroom, Astro Bot won’t be free - instead retailing at £59.99. That seems a very fair price though as the game is set to offer a whopping 80 levels.

It’s since been revealed that the fun won’t end when we roll credits as Astro Bot is set to be supported by free post-launch DLC.

Take a look at Astro Bot in action below.

In an interview with IGN, Team Asobi studio head Nicolas Doucet confirmed that free DLC would be landing “soon” after launch.

This free content will reportedly add fresh challenges to the game in the form of short levels testing specific platforming skills.

Doucet also added that more would be on the way beyond that but decided to keep a lid on the specifics.

More PlayStation cameos? New Astro skins? A new level? We can only guess for now.

IGN speculated that we may see additional levels themed around specific PlayStation IPs, rather than just having PlayStation-owned characters make cameo appearances.

We already know that upon release Astro Bot will feature a God of War themed level.

In fact, we had the chance to go hands-on with Astro Bot at Summer Game Fest’s Days of Play event.

GAMINGbible’s Sam Cawley wrote, “[Astro Bot is] everything it looks like in the gameplay trailer: fun, pretty, and oozing with PlayStation history. [...] Astro Bot hooked me immediately, and although I finished everything there is to do in the demo, I was left wanting more. If I stayed any longer, they might have had to pry the controller out of my hands.”

Astro Bot is set to launch on 6 September.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: PlayStation, PlayStation 5, Sony