E3 2017: Lone Echo’s Release Date Revealed, Multiplayer Spin-Off Will Be Free

by Jamie Feltham • June 12th, 2017

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen anything truly new from Lone Echo, the hugely promising Oculus Rift exclusive from Ready At Dawn Studios. We’ve finally got an update on it today though.

The multiplayer spin-off for the game, Echo Arena, will be free to all Rift owners, and the full game will release on July 20th for $39.99. It’s available to pre-order now with a 10% discount. Ru Weerasuriya, co -founder and cco of the studio took the stage of Intel’s press conference at E3 today. Lone Echo is part of Intel’s initiative to push VR into Esports.

Lone Echo used to be comprised of both single and multiplayer modes, and it boasts some serious graphical prowess. Now, however, the Echo Arena multiplayer is considered a completely separate game. Both titles use a unique locomotion system in which players grab the world around them using the Oculus Touch controllers and use their arms to propel themselves forward. It creates an immersive single-player experience and the multiplayer is pretty darn fun too. Intel will also be sponsoring a tournament with Oculus to help drive VR Esports.

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