AAA VR continues its rise as Insomniac Games’ latest adventure hits the Oculus Rift next year.
In their a developer diary released last week, Insomniac Games, creators of hit franchises such as Spyro and Ratchet & Clank, teased an upcoming open-world VR game that would ask you to “reclaim your world.” Now, as promised, we finally have a trailer for the mysterious title that gives us a much clearer look at the unreleased titles jaw-dropping cinematics and action-packed gameplay.
Taking place at an unknown time on an unknown planet, Stormland puts players in the role of what appears to be some sort of scavenger android. After a not-so-friendly encounter with a hostile robot faction known as The Tempest, you awaken after years of robotic slumber to find your home and your fellow android buddies decimated by the relentless cybernetic overlords. Using an array of futuristic weapons and technology, it’s up to you to take down enemy bots, awaken your android companions, and “reclaim your world.”
As promised in the developer diary, Stormland’s trailer showcases some truly exciting forms of locomotion as we see our robot protagonist easily scale rock walls and effortlessly glide through the air Superman-style. It’s unclear whether our hero has enhanced abilities, or if the planet has a thin atmosphere, but it appears as though gravity isn’t too much of a burden in this fast-paced adventure.
There also appears to be an assortment of weapons and tools to utilize during hostile engagements. Although we only get a glimpse of what appears to be some sort of energy shield and machine gun in the trailer, Insomniac promises a wide array of options to choose from:
“Detonate explosives, harness electricity, and wield makeshift weapons to overcome titanium sentries and monolithic guardians,” states Oculus in a release.
Players will be able to complete their journey solo, or team up with friends to take back their home as a squad. Open-world mechanics allow you to choose your own path as you soar from objective-to-objective in this gorgeous sandbox environment.
Stormland definitely appears to be a departure from Insomniac’s previous VR offerings, which consist of first-person magic dueling experience The Unspoken and third-person mystery adventure Edge of Nowhere. No doubt the companies infamously grand, cinematic adventures in conventional gaming should have no trouble transitioning to the immersive, open landscape of VR.
Stormland will be available on the Oculus Rift 2019 at a yet-to-be-determined-price.
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