Quite the upgrade!
Iron Man VR was fun, but I had some complaints. For one, the load times were laughably lengthy: an issue that is being addressed in the latest 1.06 patch that just dropped this past week.
According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, developer Camoflaj has gotten the load times down “across the board,” which includes a 20-30 second decrease in load times for Shanghai missions. That’s…pretty significant. Several missions that could be seen as training wheels type deals are now fully skippable, and you can skip cutscenes ahead of time: cutting down on more loading.
As far as content goes the big draw is a New Game+ mode, which will allow you to retain your research points and progress after game completion. An “ultimate” difficulty is now available, as well as a host of new weapons, armor decorations and challenges. It’s a hefty update!
Free patch update for Marvel’s Iron Man VR including New Game+ [PlayStation Blog]
Iron Man VR Patch 1.06
New Game Modes
We are adding two new game modes designed for those who are hungry for more.
The much-requested New Game+ will allow you to re-experience the story without giving up your Research Points and unlocks for the Impulse Armor. The New Game+ mode will only be available once you’ve completed the game. And if you’re a hardcore player who has already mastered “Invincible” difficulty, you should definitely give the new “Ultimate” difficulty mode in the new patch for a spin to see what you’re really made of!
Of course, if you’re going to be replaying the story or challenging a new difficulty mode, why not try out some of the new weapons that can be unlocked at the Armor Station?
The Continuous Beam Repulsor
Allows you to sustain a beam for several seconds, dealing continuous damage as long as it’s held.
EM Charge Cannon
It can fire a charged shot right through the hardlight shields of those pesky Skull, Revenant, and Wight drones.
A “fire-and-forget” intelligent anti-swarm weapon, great for disabling large groups of enemies.
The Gravity Bomb
Creates a singularity that traps multiple enemies in a single location and is perfect for setting up a devastating shot from the Scatter Shot or Anti Armor Missile!
New Custom Armor Decos & Challenges
Another set of eight awesome Custom Armor Decos by our character artist Chris Foster will be added to the Armor Station in the garage, along with new challenges to overcome for unlocking them. Among the eight Custom Armor Decos is the Iron Patriot, in case you missed our launch weekend promotion.
New Quality of Life Features
In addition to the new content above, we’ve been hard at work improving user experience.
Improved Load Times
We’ve improved our load times across the board, including 20-30 second decreased times when loading into Shanghai missions. A big shoutout to our engineering team for their continued efforts on this front.
Skip Cinematics without Loading on Replay
When replaying missions, either in New Game+ mode or otherwise, you now have the option to skip an upcoming cinematic without having to load into it first if you’ve already completed the mission at least once before.
Skippable Side Missions
Based on feedback we received for you all, we have made two story missions skippable, if you so choose. You can use the “Skip Mission” button at the globe to advance past these missions, which will count them as “completed,” but you’ll still need to go back and complete it if you want the trophies for them.
Remember, you can still download and launch the free demo to unlock the exclusive Molten Lava Custom Armor Deco, and you can purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game to get four extra Custom Armor Decos.