Will Edge of Nowhere Tempt Gamers Into Purchasing an Oculus Rift?
If you are still undecided on the Oculus Rift, perhaps the latest release for the system can tempt you over the edge. Insomniac Games, famous for their Ratchet & Clank franchise, have just released their newest game, Edge of Nowhere, for the virtual reality system. And judging from the launch trailer, the game looks great, sporting a desolate arctic landscape and an action-packed, Lovecraftian vibe.
Interestingly, unlike many of the other current VR games, you’ll play this one in the third person although you’ll still be using the Oculus Rift. Control in the game is mixed between the Rift and an Xbox One gamepad, at least until Oculus comes out with their Touch VR controllers currently in development.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Edge of Nowhere is a VR third-person action-adventure from acclaimed independent developer Insomniac Games. Follow the trail of a missing expedition that leads across the treacherous mountains of Antarctica. Scale massive ice walls and travel deep into alien caves in this unsettling psychological thriller. In Edge of Nowhere, nothing is what it seems and the unexpected lurks from all sides.
Victor Howard is searching for his fiancé, Ava Thorne, who is part of a lost expedition in Antarctica. His rescue mission takes a sudden turn as he ventures deeper into a dark monstrous world where reality warps and twists around him. Desperate to find the one he loves, Victor must encounter disturbing creatures and climb sheer cliff walls as he descends further into madness.
Game site Polygon has already reviewed the game, settling on a solid 7.5 / 10 and concluding that overall, it’s a positive step for VR gaming. As another interesting aside, Edge of Nowhere is one of a batch of second-party games fully funded by Oculus and available exclusively for the system. So, would you shell out $600 for an Oculus Rift so you could play this?
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