Writing articles about teaser trailers that are basically just announcements of upcoming announcements is always frustrating. I don’t know enough about the game to really dive in with details, but I’d also be doing you all (our audience) a disservice by not letting you know about what’s to come.
So, yes, as the headline suggests Insomniac is working on another VR title. This will be the company’s fourth VR title after the critically-acclaimed Edge of Nowhere and The Unspoken, as well as the poorly-received Feral Rites. Pay attention to how, in the below video, not even Insomniac wants to talk about Feral Rites at all.
Honestly, that’s about all we know so far. They’re working on a VR game. Here is the Developer Spotlight video that just went live that shows them ever-so-briefly mention it at the end:
About all we’ve got to go on is that it will feature some sort of free-form locomotion system that lets players go wherever they want, according to a developer in the video. After that statement we see an office space full of people in Oculus Rift headsets reaching upwards with Touch controllers. This makes me think either some form of zero-G flight like Lone Echo and Space Junkies, or a swinging-focused game a la Windlands.
Platforms have not been announced yet and no one will confirm or deny if this is a Rift exclusive, but given the tease is coming from an Oculus video I’d wager that this is in fact another Rift exclusive like Insomniac’s past three VR games.
I wish I knew more, but I honestly don’t. We should be getting more details next week. I can confirm that after speaking with PR we know that this unnamed and unannounced project will not be shown at E3 and will not be releasing this year — it’s a 2019 title. So buckle up for lots of slow reveals.
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