Apex Construct, Fast Travel Games’ VR debut, is heading to the Oculus Quest standalone headset this year. Along with the likes of Superhot VR, The Climb and more, it’s a port that promises to bring the full PC VR experience over to mobile hardware. Is that even possible?
Well, see for yourself.
Last month I took a trip to see the Fast Travel team in Stockholm, Sweden. I got the play the first level of Apex right the way through on Quest and poke around the game’s safe house hub. I also spoke to the team about the process of porting to Quest, which you can read about right here. As for the footage? Look below.
For comparison’s sake, here’s gameplay footage we captured for the game on PC all the way back in 2018. Both videos show the game’s first level. Oculus Quest is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform which, though capable, definitely isn’t as powerful as high-end PCs that run VR. As such there’s an unmistakable difference in visuals between these two versions. The trade-off, though, is that Apex Construct on Quest provides a completely tether-free VR experience and doesn’t need that mightly expensive PC to run. All of its horsepower is already inside the device itself.
So what do you think? Is the trade-off worth it? We definitely think a lot of the game’s core visual charm was captured in these opening moments, but how will it hold up for the rest of the adventure?
Exactly when Apex Construct will launch on Quest we don’t yet know. In fact we don’t even have a release date for the headset itself aside from the spring 2019 window. Fingers crossed we find out soon.