So far all we’ve seen of nDreams’ stealthy VR title, Phantom: Covert Ops, is Oculus Quest gameplay. What about Rift fans? We want our high-fidelity tactical kayak gaming!
Well look no further than the trailer below.
This is the first footage of Phantom running on the PC VR headset. It just debuted at our Holiday VR Showcase. This is the exact same game as the Quest version, but you’ll be treated to nicer visuals, courtesy of the PC running your headset. We’ve also got a few screenshots of the Rift version below, too.
In Phantom, players must infiltrate enemy bases, sneaking past baddies and sabotaging targets. The twist is that you do all of this from the comfort of a kayak. Yep, the entire game is set on water; you paddle downstream, avoiding spotlights and taking shortcuts. We’ve been hands-on with it a few times now. We love the focus on immersion granted by the seated design and it’s fair to say it’s unlike any over VR game we’ve played in that regard.
Questions still remain about the quality of the game’s AI, a factor that let down sneaky competitor Espire 1 earlier this month. Still, Phantom now has the chance to steal the stealth crown for itself. Will it step (or swim) up to the challenge?
As you might have seen during the Showcase, though, Phantom won’t quite be making its original 2019 release window. The game’s now due for release sometime in 2020. We’ll bring you more updates on that when we have them.