In VR news: thriller Blind out now, MOBA DARK ECLIPSE coming next week, puzzler Arca's Path slated for December
A trio of VR titles have been detailed this week and the mixed bag of genres ensures there'll be something to suit any and all tastes.
Jean awakes in a strange room with little memory of how she got there. Robbed of her sense of sight, she must use a cane to send out soundwaves, briefly illuminating her surroundings and highlighting the outlines of objects.
“Point of view is integral to the first-person gaming experience, since players need to feel like they’re accurately observing and living in the world around their character,” said Matteo Lana, CEO of Tiny Bull Studios.
“A lot of first-person games can operate on an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach to the environment, but this wasn’t the case for Blind. Since the fundamental core of our game is based on redefining the player’s sight, we focused on creating an environment where players really get to engage with and keep tabs on their surroundings, becoming familiar with the mansion as they would with their own home.”
Blind is out now for PS VR, Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE and Open Source Virtual Reality.
A blend of MOBA and RTS, DARK ECLIPSE offers fast-paced battles with easy controls and unique perspectives.
Using three Leaders from the roster of Heroes and Dominators, players fight it out in 1v1 skirmishes, achieving victory by destroying their opponent’s towers, defeating their Leaders and gaining ground on the battlefield.
DARK ECLIPSE will be free-to-play when it hits PS VR on 25 September and developer SUNSOFT have promised regular, free updates to the game, along with starter packs containing unique cosmetics.
Arca's Path stars a young girl who finds herself in a beautiful new world. As you journey onwards through the land, that beauty begins to crumble and the path grows ever more treacherous.
The innovative new title can be played without a controller; to navigate the world, you simply look towards where you want to go and your avatar will roll in that direction.
"The team have worked together to build this simple, accessible game mechanic," said Dr Dave Ranyard, CEO of developer Dream Reality Interactive.
"We wanted to make something that was just really engaging, that everybody could play."
Arca's Path releases 4 December on all major VR platforms.
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