Cyan’s Obduction [Review: 8/10] was one of the best games released on the Oculus Rift last year, and soon HTC Vive owners will get to enjoy it too.
The developer behind classic adventure games like Myst and Riven today announced that its latest title will be hitting the SteamVR headset on March 22nd. At the same time, the Rift version will also be updated with Touch controls. If you own the game on Steam, GOG, or the Humble Store then you won’t need to pay anything for the Vive support and, if you own it on either those stores or Oculus Home, then the Touch support is free too. Otherwise, the game is $29.99. It’s also available on standard displays and will soon be coming to Mac.
Cyan didn’t mention anything about the previously announced PlayStation VR version of the game, so we’ve reached out to the studio to see how it’s progressing and when it might release.
Previously played with a gamepad, motion control support brings your hands into Obduction for the first time. The game has you solving puzzles and exploring visually rich landscapes as you’re transported across the universe. Since the developer announced motion controller support late last year many fans have actually been waiting on its arrival to actually play the game. In a prepared statement, developer CEO Ran Miller revealed the game is on 200,000 Steam wishlists, many of whom are waiting on the Vive/Touch version.
In our review, we noted that Obduction “does have some issues” but these were mainly to do with the capabilities of VR itself and not the developer. Hopefully motion controls fixes some of those issues, because the game otherwise features “an amazing world, clever puzzles, a fascinating story, satisfying gameplay, and a title that can stand next to its elder brothers Myst and Riven with pride.”