Ready at Dawn released a 6DoF trailer for the sequel to their hit high budget VR game Lone Echo. The trailer is downloaded from the Oculus Rift store and is rendered in real-time using the game’s engine, instead of being a simple 360° video.
The experience is a roughly 1.6GB download which takes up just under 2GB of space once installed. It takes place aboard the Kronos II mining station from the original game, featuring a monologue from Captain Rhodes and lasts for just under 6 minutes.
Lone Echo II was announced at Oculus Connect 5 in late September. As well as the 2D trailer (above), Ready At Dawn released a 360° video trailer for Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR. 360° video content is popular on 3DoF platforms like these, but does not work as well on Rift where the user is accustomed to moving their head around in VR scenes. This true 6DoF trailer is a tailored solution for Rift users.
We loved the original Lone Echo, giving it 8.5/10 in our review, stating that it was a “landmark achievement” in locomotion, UI, and interaction, and that the character-driven storytelling creates “a compelling sense of presence that few VR games could hope to match”. Our biggest complaint was that it simply felt incomplete, making us hungry for a full-fledged sequel.
Not much is known about Lone Echo II yet, but if it’s anything like the original, it’s sure to be a title to look out for. We’ll keep you updated on any further news about the game.