Moss: Book II for PlayStation VR2 slated for release in February

Britt on 2022-12-14
VR adventure games Moss and Moss: Book II by Seattle-based developer Polyarc have been named launch titles for PlayStation VR2. The enhanced VR-compatible PlayStation 5 ports are slated for release on February 22nd, 2023.

Music from Moss Book II, the 2022 sequel to the 2018 VR game, can be previewed on Bandcamp. The compact disc edition of the soundtrack ships now, while a vinyl pressing is scheduled for release in March of 2023.

The puzzle-based adventure title previously launched for PlayStation VR, Windows through SteamVR, and Oculus Quest, blending first and third-person perspectives. Moss Book II carries on the adventures of Quill, as the mouse protagonist endeavors to end the merciless rule of the Arcane and bring peace to the land of Moss.

BAFTA award-winning composer Jason Graves has returned to score the soundtrack, expanding upon the pastoral themes laid out in Moss. Graves uses a baby grand piano as the ‘heart and soul’ of the score as well as also performing acoustic guitars and Celtic harp, with support from musicians Kristin Naigus on Irish whistles, flute, and oboe, Reinoud Ford on cello, and Tom Strahl on bouzouki and oud, fleshing out the instrumentation.

The CD release comes in a double digipak set, while 180-gram double vinyl release is housed in a gatefold jacket. The digital album is over 140 minutes in length and comprised of 17 tracks, with "When One Door Shuts," "The Starthing’s Way" and "The Winter Glass" previously previewed on Bandcamp.

From the product page:
In Moss, players meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her settlement. While exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious Glass Relic and an ancient magic is awakened. With her uncle now in grave danger, Quill must embark on an epic journey—and she needs you there by her side. Together, you'll travel to forgotten realms, solve challenging puzzles, and battle menacing enemies. Alone, no one can conquer what you're up against. But united, you just may defeat even the darkest of villains.
YouTube Music - Moss: Book II (Original Game Soundtrack)