Last week, a new open world sci-fi project was teased by Insomniac Games and Oculus Studios for the Oculus Rift. That project has officially been revealed, which is titled Stormland.
With Stormland, the game’s developers are trying to bring the traditional structure of first-person open world games into virtual reality. Players control a android gardener from an alien planet whose body is destroyed by what is called The Tempest at the beginning of the game. Now you have to repair your body, and then upgrade your body, in order to fight back and save both the world and your friends in it.
You’ll discover new islands, weapons and creatures as you explore, and you’ll also be attacking enemy fortresses. You’ll also be scavenging equipment to continue the journey from gardener into warrior.
After that happens, players must set out on a journey, freeing other robots and upgrading themselves along the way. Players will be able to glide and fly through slipstreams and can easily scale large cliffs.
When it comes to combat, players will have access to a variety of explosives, can create makeshift weapons, and even harness electricity in order to gain an edge in battle. Stormland will include both single-player and multiplayer.
The game’s synopsis reads:
“The Tempest shattered your android body. Now you must journey through an ever-changing cloudscape to augment yourself and save your friends. Explore an expansive world with complete freedom — bound up cliffs, glide across chasms, and fly through the slipstream with velocity. Detonate explosives, harness electricity, and wield makeshift weapons to overcome titanium sentries and monolithic guardians. Play single-player, or explore forgotten ruins together.
It’s time to reclaim your world.”
Stormland is meant to be a game that’s played for longer stretches and more seriously than past VR releases, which have often felt like demos (such as Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire by ILMxLAB and The Void) of what the technology can do.
Check out the game’s announcement trailer here. Stormland is set to launch exclusively to Oculus Rift in 2019.