B.V. Larson’s long-running series of sci-fi novels, Star Force, is leaping out of pages and into VR headsets this year.
New York-based Cemtrex today announced that it’s developing a VR adaptation of Larson’s series. Star Force is a set in a distant future in which humanity faces extinction via alien invasion. Sounds about par for the course for a VR game. In total, it’s comprised of 12 novels.
For the VR adaptation, Cemtrex is turning Star Force into a first-person shooter. The game will adapt the first novel in the series, Swarm. Other than that, there’s no much else to say right now.
Cemtrex is expecting to launch a Beta version of the game this summer. The full release will follow later on in the year. It’s due to launch on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive but the developer also plans to launch it on Oculus Quest.
In a prepared statement, Cemtrex CEO Saagar Govil explained that the studio was putting its other VR game, Ultra85, on hold for now. “We have put many of our resources that were allocated and assets developed for the previously announced Ultra85 into this game not only to expedite the Star Force release, but also to ensure we provide the best experience possible for VR gamers and Star Force’s loyal fanbase alike,” he said.
For Cemtrex, it’s the next step into the VR gaming market. Nearly a year ago to the day we reported that the developer was working on an AR app to aid the assembly line. Then, in September 2018, it launched an Oculud Go game named Quazar.