On March 1st of this year, we reviewed Oculus’ and Epic Games’ Robo Recall on the Rift with a score of 7.5. We defined it as a fun and frantic shooter that expertly showcases the potential of the Oculus Touch controllers (the game comes free with their purchase) only truly hindered by a high degree of repetition. It continues to receive support since launch and, in a pretty big move, Epic Games is adding localization for other non-English speaking markets.
In the press release for the announcement, game producer Tommy Jacob says “players have been blowing up the Robo Recall leaderboards since launch”. Localization for Korean, German, Spanish, and French players will welcome and hopefully inspire new players in the regions to throw their hats into the ring and try to dethrone top players. The translations will include both spoken dialog with characters as well as written text.
The virtual headsets and the software ecosystem both continue to try to find their identity as interest expands in their limited markets, so localization efforts are few and far between to areas without a substantial VR market. It’s encouraging to see Robo Recall get an update such as this and, with things like fan-made mods coupled with continued developer support, VR software moves ever closer to providing the full PC gaming experience end to end.