Alvo will solely launch on Oculus Quest 2 and the unique Quest headset is not going to be supported, the builders confirmed to UploadVR.
Earlier within the week, we reported that Alvo was coming to Oculus Quest headsets after launching on PSVR earlier this yr. The staff was on the lookout for individuals desirous about collaborating within the upcoming closed beta, with sign-ups out there now. Nonetheless, the applying course of was accepting Quest 2 customers solely, and wouldn’t embody gamers on the unique Quest headset.
We reached out to the builders of Alvo to make clear whether or not it was simply the beta that was locked to Quest 2, or whether or not the complete launch was as nicely. The builders confirmed to UploadVR that Quest 1 headsets is not going to be supported for Alvo on Quest, and that it’s going to solely launch on Quest 2 headsets. As you would possibly anticipate, the builders additionally confirmed that that is due to efficiency necessities and the elevated capabilities of Quest 2.
Alvo joins the likes of Resident Evil four VR and After The Fall, which have each additionally introduced some type of Quest 2 exclusivity. Within the case of After The Fall, assist for the unique Quest is deliberate however gained’t be out there at launch in 2021. As an alternative, the unique Quest should wait till 2022. “By splitting off the discharge of this model, we’re in a position to spend extra time on the required optimization for it whereas taking away additional stress on our improvement schedule for the opposite platforms,” stated Richard Stitselaar, Inventive Director at Vertigo Video games.
Then again, Resident Evil four VR will probably be a full Quest 2 unique and gained’t launch in any respect on the unique Quest headset or every other VR platform. Whereas Alvo’s Quest platform launch will probably be on Quest 2 solely, will probably be launching on PC VR at a later date as nicely.
Alvo is about to launch on the Oculus Retailer for Quest 2, with sign-ups for a closed beta open now.
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