Other Ocean Interactive is announcing today that Giant Cop: Justice Above All will be releasing for Oculus Rift on March 30. According to a statement from Other Ocean, releases for other VR platforms will follow in the coming months. Giant Cop will cost $24.99 and will be available to download via Oculus Home.
“This is a game specifically designed for a Virtual Reality experience as opposed to a game that was pushed to fit,” said Deirdre Ayre, Other Ocean’s Head of Operations. “It’s the world’s first, and only, open world, giant-sized, VR comic crime drama.”
In Giant Cop you take on the role of, well, a giant cop. You are brought onto the force to help police the crime-ridden streets of Micro City.
We first played Giant Cop at GDC 2016 back when it was slated for release on the HTC Vive. A few months later, Other Ocean announced that Giant Cop would be an Oculus exclusive and that Oculus itself would be contributing significant funds to the game’s development.
In its original state, Giant Cop took place in a relatively small, 360 diorama of a city. You would stop crimes by physically bending down and plucking up criminals before hurling them into the police department. Now, over a year since that first demo, Other Ocean has reworked Giant Cop to focus more on exploration.
“A key feature in Giant Cop is the open world in which you can explore Micro City,” said Ryan Hale, Studio Head for Other Ocean. “Our team deliberately built Micro City with sandbox gameplay in mind. This allows players a 3-4 hour experience of gameplay uncovering the crime syndicate that threatens Micro City. But if you want to just explore the world and find hidden interactive objects you can do that too.”
The hidden objects mentioned above will reportedly also include allusions to the popular television and comic series The Walking Dead through a partnership with SKYBOUND entertainment. This alliance will provide Walking Dead easter eggs to SKYBOUND Insiders — a free membership program that will grant bonus Giant Cop content.
We will have a full review of Giant Cop: Justice Above All at release.