Cyan Inc. introduced that its sci-fi journey recreation, Obduction, will quickly have help for HTC Vive and Oculus Touch movement controllers. The developer plans to point out the up to date recreation at PAX East and SXSW Gaming earlier than it launches in late March.
Cyan, the developer well-known for the Myst and Riven franchise, launched Obduction final summer time after a profitable Kickstarter campaign back in 2013. The developer was in search of $1.1 million to fund the creation of the sport, and as an incentive, Cyan promised so as to add Oculus Rift help if the Kickstarter reached $1.3 Million. The Obduction marketing campaign closed with $1,321,306.
Cyan initially anticipated to launch Obduction in October 2015, however in the long run, the event course of slipped nicely into 2016. At E3 2016, we had the prospect to try the game, and Cyan had it operating on Oculus Rift. At the time, we have been informed Obduction would launch on July 26, however on July 19, Cyan pushed the release back one other month.
Obduction lastly launched on August 24, 2016, however Cyan didn’t ship on all of its guarantees. The Oculus Rift model was pushed again again–this time until Halloween, and the macOS construct of the sport has but to floor.
When Cyan dedicated to supporting the Oculus Rift in 2013, the corporate couldn’t have recognized that movement controllers would dominate shopper VR. The Oculus DK1 had solely simply begun delivery to backers a number of brief months earlier than, and the DK2 wasn’t but a consideration. Oculus Touch wasn’t even an idea again then. As such, Cyan developed the VR model of the sport as a seated VR expertise that you simply play with a gamepad.
Gamepad locomotion works properly sufficient in Obduction, however not having your arms within the recreation feels missing. It’s onerous to return to a gamepad whenever you’ve had a style of the liberty that the movement controller presents. A recreation like Obduction, which forces you to discover and work together with the world round you, screams for 6-degree of freedom (6DoF) movement management. Thankfully, Cyan was pleased to take heed to buyer suggestions and add help for Oculus Touch movement controllers. While they have been at it, the group added help for HTC Vive, too.
“We have over 200,000 fans on our Steam wishlist, many who have been asking for hand controls for Obduction,” stated Rand Miller, CEO, Cyan. “As a VR-centric studio, we’re thrilled to be delving even further into these platforms, bringing ever deeper immersion to our worlds and pushing the edge of what’s possible.”
Cyan stated the free movement controller replace for Obduction is scheduled to roll out on March 22, 2017, however the developer will run demos of the sport on the Cyan cubicles at PAX East from March 10-12, and from the SXSW Gaming present from March 16-18.