Today nDreams is announcing their next VR game with Phantom: Covert Ops in collaboration with Oculus Studios. Phantom is a stealth action game coming this year to both Quest and Rift platforms.
In Phantom you play as a covert operative that’s been dispatched in a tactical kayak with military-grade weapons to eliminate enemy threats. It’s unclear just how large the game will be, but the teaser trailer and info we’ve seen thus far makes it seem like it’ll feature a robust explorable area and include an actual campaign.
Phantom: Covert Ops takes place during the Cold War in the early 90s, which is a rich time period to explore for espionage-based thriller experiences. The teaser above gives me heavy Metal Gear Solid-style vibes with the steady pace, stealth enemy takedowns, and quiet atmosphere.
nDreams is one of the most experienced developers in the VR space with titles like adventure game The Assembly, wave shooter Shooty Fruity, and silly puzzle game Danger Goat. Phantom then looks like a return to form for the studio as it explored the darker and more serious tones they first dabbled in with The Assembly.
We’re eager to find out more about Phantom: Covert Ops, so hopefully Oculus has more details at E3 next month. With recently released titles like Dance Central, Journey of the Gods, Face Your Fears 2, as well as upcoming launches such as Asgard’s Wrath and Stormlands, there is a lot on the horizon for both Rift and Quest.
Phantom: Covert Ops will release for Quest and Rift platforms later this year. Let us know what you think of it down in the comments below!