Hello gliders! I’m Greg, Creative Director at Shedworks. The team and I are thrilled to finally have Sable in your hands on Playstation 5! The team has been hard at work and we think you’ll love some of the new features and content.
For those of you new to Sable, this game is a coming-of-age adventure set in the world of Midden. Our main character, Sable, embarks on her Gliding, a journey of self-discovery that will take her to scenic vistas, remote encampments, and ancient ruins, while meeting friends and strangers along the way. By helping them, she will learn more about their ways of life, discover new sides of herself, and ultimately choose the mask she will want to wear for the rest of her life.
The mask is an exploration of identity. Everyone in Midden undertakes a ceremony called “The Gliding” when they reach adulthood, where they travel the world and try on many different masks until they finally find the one that suits them best. Their chosen mask is part of how they present themselves to the world. Will they choose to follow a particular profession or role in society? Or will they choose a mask that symbolizes a rejection of convention?
Our goal with Sable is to trust you as a player: once Sable leaves his family, we open the game completely and give you the freedom to encounter any location, quest or activity in any order you choose. . Every quest in the game is optional. This means you can choose which parts of Midden interest you and which characters you want to learn more about. What you do is driven by your own fantasy and we hope it ignites your curiosity and wanderlust, where adventure can be found around any corner.
Along with the freedom to explore, it was important to us to create a game that was inclusive, warm, and welcoming for all travelers. This included the depiction of people with different sexual and gender identities. We also wanted to point out that you do not participate in combat. We want you to focus on exploring the world without being distracted by enemies or violence.
The team has worked hard to make this release even more special for you. The Playstation launch comes with the game’s biggest content update yet, which focuses on the all-new fishing mini-game.
In the land of Midden, fish inhabit the desert sands rather than the waters of the oasis. For starters, you’ll want to visit the Fisherman’s Hut in Sansee and chat with the fisherman who will provide Sable with his very first fishing rod. Once equipped with the rod, you can drop anywhere and be sure something will bite! Help the fisherman fulfill his demands and Sable might even be rewarded with the new fisherman mask.
In The Wash, Sable can find another new location. The Vivarium showcases local flora and fauna, but the head researcher needs Sable’s help to complete the collection. Sable can return any fish or butterflies she has collected so far on her journey, which will populate the rooms of the Vivarium the next time she visits.
Finally, we wanted to take this opportunity to make exploring Midden an even more immersive experience using the DualSense controller. You’ll feel the adaptive trigger resistance as you ride Sable’s bike, Simoon, through the dunes. The haptic feedback will buzz when Sable hovers in the hovering orb, shake when large movements occur around her, and it’ll even give you a hint if she’s near a hidden collectible or a bug ready to go. to be caught.
We hope you enjoy your adventure in Midden and that Sable’s journey not only helps you discover something new about her, but perhaps also about yourself.
Sable is available for Playstation 5 as a digital download in the Playstation Store now.