We once crowned Eclipse: Edge Of Light as Daydream’s best game. Now that the platform is essentially dead, it seems it will forever hold that crown. But good news; you’ll soon be able to experience Eclipse elsewhere, too.
White Elk Studios’ stunning sci-fi adventure is on its way to practically every other VR headset. As we revealed during our Holiday VR Showcase today, the game’s due to arrive on PC VR and PSVR in January. Not only that, but White Elk is planning to bring it to Oculus Quest early next year, too. It’s already available on Oculus Go, so it’ll be available pretty much everywhere soon.
In Eclipse, players crash land on an alien planet and set about discovering what appears to be the remains of an ancient civilization. It’s perhaps closest to something like Downward Spiral: Horus Station in tone.
On Daydream, we loved the game for its atmospheric exploration and intuitive control scheme based on the headset’s 3DOF motion controller. These ports will mark the first time the game can be played with full 6DOF controls, so we’ll be really interested to see how it holds up.
In our 2017 review of the game we said that “White Elk took a lot of risks with the game’s design that pay off in spades, from the smart use of Daydream’s controller to giving players full control over their movement. The result is a memorable sci-fi adventure that kept me fully engaged from start to finish, and left me feeling like I’d really explored an alien world. This isn’t just the best game on Daydream, but one of the best mobile VR games full stop.”
We’ve got plenty more announcements to come in our Holiday VR Showcase, so stay tuned!