Oculus Studios and Insomniac Games which is known for Spyro, Sunset Overdrive, Ratchet & Clank, and the upcoming Spider-Man are collaborating with each other for their biggest virtual reality game called Stormland. Stormland is an open-world game where you play as an android on a remote alien planet which is now attacked by a hostile droids and now you and your friends have to fight these militaristic enemy droids.
With the announcement trailer, Insomniac Games has also provided a release window of 2019.
The game not only delivers a deep sci-fi story, but also "revolutionary VR traversal" and "unprecedented presence." Unlike previous VR games where you played on a predetermined path, this game is more like open-world games. According Insomniac the game is influenced by exploration and reward features of TheLegend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Moreover, the game looks like a combination of Pixar’s WALL-E and District 9.
“This title is very important for us because it’s scratching an itch a lot of the community has, and that’s for a big open world to discover and play around in and playperpetually,” says Jason Rubin, vice president of content at Oculus. “We think it will take us to the next level when it comes to VR software and start to attract consumers who might have been saying, ‘I’m really interested in VR,’ but wants something that scratches that itch.”
“We are VR players and this was our chance to make this game that we’ve always wanted to play where we have freedom of movement and agency,” says Chad Dezern, the chief creative officer at Insomniac. “We love the experimentation that comes along with... the challenge of exploring new game mechanics. It’s huge for us. Those eureka moments we have along the way give us the same kind ofs ense of wonder we’re trying to deliver to the player.”
Read the official description below:
The Tempest shattered your android body. Now you must journey through a never-changing cloudscape to augment yourself and save your friends. Explore an expansive world with complete freedom—bound up cliffs, glide across chasms, and fly through the slipstream with velocity. Detonate explosives, harness electricity, and wield makeshift weapons to overcome titanium sentries and monolithic guardians. Play single-player, or explore forgotten ruins together.
It’s time to reclaim your world.
- Move with velocity. Explore the open world with exhilarating freedom. Fly through the slipstream, kick up a cloud ramp, launch up to a cliff, and glide back down with all-new Touch mechanics.
- Discover a changing otherworld. The Tempest rearranges the Stormland to reveal new challenges—and new playgrounds of movement, combat, and scavenging. Your Satellite watches from above to guide you to the best upgrades.
- Join a community of androids. Weather the storm together. Link up to the satellite, join up for Stormland raids, and collaborate on shared missions for the benefit of android gardeners everywhere.
- Fight with freeform style. Equip makeshift weapons to overcome the Tempest’s army of synthetic troops and mutated creatures. Augment your android abilities to cloak your body, manifest shields, and harness electricity. Find new tech, build yourself up, and discover just how far you can push past the limits of your design.