Surgeon Simulator coming to PlayStation 4

"We genuinely believe that this version of the game is even funnier."

Surgeon Simulator

Surgeon Simulator is coming to PlayStation 4, Bossa Studios announced.

The game, which first launched on PC, is played in the first-person perspective, and has players performing various surgeries, such as a heart transplant.

Surgeon Simulator is infamous for its difficult controls on PC, so when bringing the game to PlayStation 4, that’s one thing Bossa wanted to keep in tact.

“It turned out that creating a control scheme for Nigel’s arm on PS4 was one of the most enjoyable parts of the process,” Bossa community manager Poppy Byron said on the PlayStation Blog.

“The first and most obvious step to take was to map hand movement and hand rotation to the left and right thumb sticks, as this is what players tend to expect on a console game.

“The finger controls were less obvious. We had a lot of ideas which turned out to be a bit too clumsy even for Surgeon Simulator. In the end we decided to lose the one-button-per-finger design used on the PC and instead condense it down into just two of the shoulder buttons.”

The game is using the DualShock 4’s six-axis motion sensors to control the orientation of the hand, which apparently feels quite good.

“We genuinely believe that this version of the game is even funnier that earlier versions of Surgeon Simulator,” Byron said.

“Something about seeing vital organs flying around a bigger screen while you relax on the sofa really strikes us as hilarious — having your whole body involved with it really adds to the physical comedy of the game.”

A release date was not announced.

Watch the announcement trailer below.

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