Yes, it really has been over two years since we last got a proper look at Budget Cuts, the debut VR game from Sweden-based Neat Corporation. But, after a very long silence, new footage has appeared today, with much more to come.
The team’s Joachim Holmér recently posted the below gameplay clip on YouTube. It’s just a tiny slice of footage, but expect to see more next week; Neat Corporation is giving a talk on the game’s locomotion system at the 2018 Game Developers Conference next week and will also be showcasing the experience. It looks like it’s finally time for the game’s coming out party.
Even at just 20 seconds long, though, this clip does impress. It shows how the game is set to use portals for immersive locomotion within VR environments, and it looks far more intuitive than many of the VR experiences we’ve seen using teleportation thus far. Rather than fading to black and appearing in another location, Budget Cuts has players firing a marker to teleport to. They can then project the environment through an orb and pull it over their heads to move themselves there.
Look for more on Budget Cuts next week, then.