Miss out on last week’s open beta for Oculus Studios and Force Field VR’s Landfall? Worry not; there’s another chance to play it this weekend.
Force Field has put the game back up on the Oculus Store for download after taking in feedback from last week’s testing. Over on Reddit the developer noted that the biggest issues it found with the first beta were in the matchmaking, which “still caused problems for some players.” After a few days spent tweaking its online capabilities, the developer believes it’s addressed some of those more pressing issues, but it wants to make sure with this second beta.
There’s a bit more to this build, too. Most importantly, Force Field has added another map, Wide Horizon, which it describes as a “lush green valley”. There’s also a new intro cinematic to enjoy and some other tweaks including shorter load times, and gameplay balances. You can expect more maps and other features to make it into the final release.
If you didn’t catch the last beta then we absolutely recommend giving this one a try. We love Landfall’s brand of multiplayer third-person isometric shooter action, occasionally mixed with some first-person gunplay too. “Above all else though, perhaps what surprised me most about Landfall, is how believably it captures the sense of scale and brutality of war,” Games Editor David Jagneaux wrote in his hands-on. “The effects that surround you in each battlefield are second-to-none in this genre of game.”
The game is compatible with gamepads, not the Oculus Touch controllers.
As for the full release, Force Field is expecting to launch later this month, making it the first Oculus Studios title of the year. Rock Band VR follows next month and Oculus is planning plenty more for the year ahead.
We’ll make sure to give you our final impressions of the game as soon as possible.