Some days VR games are announced that leave you thinking “Where the heck did this come from?”. Proze is very much one of those games.
Developed by Ukraine-based SignSine, Proze is a VR adventure game that jumps back and forth between the present day and the Cold War. In it, you explore a military research facility that played host to some mysterious experiments years ago. Designed with VR in mind, you’ll solve puzzles and survive the harsh wilderness as you attempt to uncover what went on at the base over 40 years back.
Whilst the first episode in what looks like a series of installments is set to arrive later this year, a free opening chapter, Proze: Prologue is releasing for free on August 30th. In it you’ll play as a Soviet engineer named Anatoly, who is directly involved with the research project. The trailer above suggests it won’t be long before he finds himself in trouble.
We particularly like how Proze seems to be making full use of VR’s motion controllers. From realistically interacting with objects such as radios to rowing boats and more, this looks like a game that’s trying to make full use of the hardware. Let’s hope it holds up.
Steam says the first full chapter of the game will arrive in October with support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. No word on a PSVR version just yet.