Futuristic arcade racing game, Radial-G: Proteus, was just announced to be coming to Oculus Quest this year in December, 2019. No specific date other than “Christmas” is stated at this time.
Radial-G: Proteus is a rebuilt version of the Oculus Rift launch title, Radial-G: Racing Evolved, and is being developed in partnership between Tammeka Games and publisher Things3D rather than the original game’s developer label, MakeRealVR.
“Bringing Radial-G: Proteus to the Oculus Quest feels like we’re finally bringing the game home,” adds Joe Wee, co-founder of Things3D VR Publisher. “It’s the headset that the game deserves, with enough power to deliver a flawless, energetic gaming experience. Strip away the wires from the VR headset with the Oculus Quest, and you get the most incredible VR racing experience ever seen.”
As you can tell from the trailer above, this new version of the game uses a striking cel-shaded art style that’s a stark contrast to the muted, metallic tones of the original. There will be multiple game modes, unlockable ships to fuel progression, achievements to unlock, and leaderboards, plus updates to the game planned into 2020.
Notably, Radial-G is a bit like WipEout, except the tracks are cylinders that you go around laterally. It’s pretty trippy and appropriately sci-fi in style.
This seems like a great fit for Quest, a VR platform that’s oddly lacking in the racing game department. Racing games have been a definitive genre for VR headsets across both PC VR and PSVR so Radial-G will certainly fill a gap for players.