Astro's Playroom Lets You Hang Out With Pint-Sized Robots on PS5

Astro-Bot Rescue Mission is an absolutely adorable game for the PlayStation VR. The mascot character who stars in it, Astro, is now making his way to PlayStation 5 in the form of Astro's Playroom. It debuted during the "Future of Gaming" stream, where Sony showed off the PlayStation 5 and a series of games coming to the system.

Astro's Playroom is a cute nod to Astro-Bot Rescue Mission on PS5.
Astro's Playroom is a cute nod to Astro-Bot Rescue Mission on PS5.

Astro's Playroom appears to be a collection of fun minigames to play with Astro and other tiny bots, and it's a throwback reference to the original Playroom demo on PlayStation 4. It utilized both the PlayStation 4 Camera and DualShock 4 controller to let players interact with the cute robots. There was an additional PlayStation VR title that debuted with a free set of games including Robot Rescue.

Robot Rescue eventually turned into Astro-Bot Rescue Mission. Astro's Playroom appears to be more mini games with fun new areas to explore, plenty of cool new ways to interact with the robots, and adorable moments with Astro. Oddly enough, however, Sony did not reveal anything about any possible PlayStation VR association with the title. This could potentially be due to PlayStation VR for PlayStation 5 getting a special reveal event in the future.

Whatever the case may be, there's still a lot we don't know about Astro's Playroom. However, it joins the many family-friendly games that were seen during the PlayStation 5 reveal, such as the new Ratchet  & Clank game. There's a lot to be excited about even if this particular game doesn't include VR support, however. It could still be an interesting game for families to enjoy together. Plus, you get to actually see more of Astro, considering the VR adventures he's in aren't all for everyone.

There's no real information on what to expect from this one, though, just like the rest of the games during the PlayStation 5 reveal.

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About Brittany Vincent

Brittany Vincent has been covering video games and tech for over a decade for publications like G4, Popular Science, Playboy, Empire, Complex, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Kotaku, Maxim, GameSpot, Variety, Rolling Stone, Yahoo, and more. She's also appeared as a speaker at video game conventions like PAX East and has coordinated social media for companies like CNET.
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