Covert is a new, upcoming collaboration between White Elk and Oculus to bring local co-op multiplayer to Go and Gear by way of a tense, high-profile heist VR game. White Elk Studios is the same developer behind Eclipse: Edge of Light, which won our Mobile VR Game of the Year award last year as a breakout title for the Daydream platform. Now with Covert, they’re doing something a bit different.
We still don’t know a whole lot yet, but we do know this is a heist-themed game this time around in similar fashion to something like Ocean’s Eleven. As a local co-op game that means one person wears the headset while being assisted by a friend outside of VR — similar to Black Hat Cooperative and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.
As a master thief, you must steal a mysterious artifact from a safe inside a high-security museum. This means being careful as you sneak past security systems using ziplines and a whole host of other tools and gadgets at your disposal. While wearing the headset, you’ll have to rely on a partner to feed you details like “notes on museum blueprints and crucial warnings about guard locations, laser movements, and the safe’s internal mechanics.”
Until we see footage or try it for ourselves it’s hard to tell how this will work exactly, but it sounds extremely similar to the aforementioned Black Hat Cooperative. Hopefully it does something a bit different, though.
Covert is due out for Oculus Go and Gear VR later this year.
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