We’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of cross-platform play for CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie, but it looks like another studio might be beating that game to the punch.
The Campfire Union, developer of VR boardgame adaptation, Lost Cities, revealed it successfully tested cross-play functionality between both the Gear VR and the Oculus Rift. The developers shared an image on Twitter, seen below, in which one player is wearing a Gear VR unit while another holds the Oculus Remote in his hands as he plays with the Rift. Sure, the picture doesn’t actually verify that the pair are playing the same game together, but this would be a pretty strange thing to lie about.
— The Campfire Union (@campfireunion) August 29, 2016
Simplistic controls do mean that Lost Cities lends itself to cross-play quite well. The game is based on the tabletop card game of the same named, designed by Reiner Knizia. In it, two players compete to be the first to discover ancient cities and make profit. There is one set back, though; the Oculus Rift version of the game isn’t actually out yet. The Gear VR edition released back in April, and multiplayer support followed in July, but we’re still waiting on the PC version. A date hasn’t been suggested yet but hopefully this update from the team means it’s fast approaching.
This isn’t the first game to support cross-play between the two headsets, however. Mojang’s Minecraft hit the Oculus Rift earlier this month and brought with it cross-play functionality between the Gear VR and mobile versions of the game. While it’s a big step forward for VR cross-play, both the Gear and Rift are Oculus made devices. That makes us all the more excited for the arrival of the EVE: Valkyrie cross-play update, which will enable matches between the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR.
We’d still recommend trying out Lost Cities, though. It’s one of the honorable mentions in our top multiplayer Gear VR games list.