Update: Coatsink has officially announced Esper: The Collection, featuring both games in the series and releasing next week September 1st. It will be a free update for those that already own Esper 2 and cost $14.99, £10.99, or €14.99 for new players. The trailer for the collection can be seen below.
Original Story: Coatsink’s Esper 2 made the transition from Gear VR to Oculus Rift earlier this year, but we’re still waiting on the original to do the same. Today, we can reveal when they will happen.
Coatsink has confirmed to Upload that the first entry in the series is launching on the Oculus Rift on September 1st 2016, meaning it’s a little over a week away from arriving. As with the port of its sequel, you can expect the first-person puzzle adventure to feature improved visuals and, of course, be enchanced with positional tracking, which doesn’t feature on Gear VR.
Both games should be available as a bundle from that date, simply named the Esper Collection and you can expect a discount surrounding launch. It should serve as a great opportunity for those that never owned a Gear VR to see the series’ origins and maybe go on to play the sequel if they haven’t already. Both are based around telekinetic powers and boast a dry sort of humor that fans of Valve’s Portal series will certainly appreciate.
That’s far from all Coatsink is working on right now. We know that the developer is helping Boneloaf bring its smash hit indie brawler, Gang Beasts, to the Rift, though we don’t have a date on when they will launch just yet. Earlier in the year we also confirmed the studio is working on new, “deeper” VR games based around fresh IP. That’s not to say that this is the end for Esper, but don’t expect to see a third entry in the series any time soon. You can also expect to see these games on new platforms, as Coatsink has only released VR content on Oculus headsets thus far.
There’s plenty more to come from Coatsink, then.