Lately it feels like there’s been a new trailer from Insomniac’s Stormland every other week.
Not that we’re complaining, of course. The Oculus Rift exclusive is one of our most anticipated titles on the horizon right now. And there is something genuinely new to talk about in the latest footage; specifically the co-op support.
Specifically, the footage covers the different gameplay options players can utilize. Stormland is essentially a first-person shooter (FPS), but you can use stealth or long-range weapons to avoid heavy confrontations. Or you can armor up and go in guns-blazing. But Stormland also supports two-player co-op, so you could mix and match these styles should you so choose.
Over on the Oculus Blog, Insomniac explained that co-op players will face more enemies to increase the challenge.
“Although players will need to share weapons and ammo, all other resources are automatically shared when playing co-op, so there’s no squabbling about who gets the stuff that contributes to progression,” Lead Designer Mike Daly said. “Everything else about the game is consistent between single-player and co-op. You get to keep your resource and story progress while playing co-op.”
The game continues to look incredibly polished. We’re just excited to stop talking about it and start playing it, though we still don’t know when we’ll be able to do that.
For now, we know the game is coming this holiday season. It’s looking very likely that this will be Insomniac’s last Oculus-exclusive. Last week we reported that Sony had purchased the developer. Outside of VR, Insomniac made Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ratchet and Clank for PS4, so it makes sense. Hopefully we’ll still see the team working on PSVR games, then.
For now, Stormland will be on display at PAX West this weekend. If you get a chance to play it, let us know what you think!