After going dark for about a year post-reveal, achieving our Best of Show at E3 2019 award, then a sudden delay, stealth action game Espire 1: VR Operative finally has a confirmed release date of September 24, 2019.
Today publisher Tripwire Interactive and developer Digital Lode confirmed that the VR stealth action game has a real, firm release date. That September 24th release will be for all platforms including Rift, Vive, Index, Windows VR, Quest, and PSVR at the same time.
And, to sweeten the pot even more, if you pre-order Espire 1 on Steam starting today, then you can get Killing Floor: Incursion 100% for free. It’s a very different type of shooter with a focus on narrative-driven survival gameplay against zombies with a full two-player co-op campaign. We quite liked it. And if you pre-order on the PSN Store for PSVR, you’ll get 15% off starting on August 30th.
From what we’ve seen, Espire 1 is really shaping up to be the first great fully released VR stealth game. Demos on both PC and Quest impressed this year and we just tried it again at Gamescom, coming away with the thought that stealth could be VR’s next great popular genre.
It’s being crafted as a single-player only narrative-driven experience with several different missions, but it will also be wildly replayable with challenges, leaderboards, and unlockable cheat codes as well — similar to what was done with Defector.
Fingers crossed this one turns out as good as it has the potential to be. We’ve only got less than a month left to see how it ends up. Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below!