Covert Ops’ Coming to Rift & Quest in Late June – Road to VR

Phantom: Covert Ops, the distinctive kayak-based VR shooter from nDreams, is formally headed to Rift and Quest in June. If you had been questioning what the sport appeared like on Rift, take a look at the brand new launch date trailer nDreams simply dropped.

Replace (March 18th, 2020): nDreams and Oculus as we speak introduced that Phantom: Covert Ops is formally heading to the Quest and Rift platforms on June 25th.

The studios additionally launched a model new trailer, which we linked beneath:

Authentic Article (November 28th, 2019): Though gameplay on each Quest and Rift is equivalent, sport director Lewis Brundish says in an Oculus weblog publish, “[relating to visuals, nonetheless, we needed to take advantage of out of every of the headsets’ distinctive strengths.”

nDreams say the trailer was captured utilizing Rift. If the footage is consultant of what folks with larger than minimal spec will see, the studio has clearly had their work lower out for them. Briefly: it seems to be superior.

Simply in case you’re questioning, right here’s a have a look at the beforehand launched Oculus Quest gameplay teaser for comparability’s sake.

Amongst a distinction in texture, lighting, and water high quality, you’ll discover the Quest gameplay teaser quotes it as coming in 2019. This has been up to date within the new Rift gameplay trailer, which advertises a 2020 launch date.

In the event you’re skeptical about whether or not a boat-based stealth sport goes to be cool or not, chances are you’ll wish to take a look at our hands-on, the place Street to VR’s Ben Lang acquired to strap right into a Quest demo of the sport.

Whereas Lang thinks the kayak half sounded a bit ridiculous on the time, his demo left him fairly impressed, because the boat mechanic is, based on him, “really a genius little bit of VR design which affords the sport an immersive locomotion and interplay system that has enormous potential.”

We’re hoping Phantom’s launch date pushback isn’t too deep into 2020, though Brundish admits they’ll be sharing extra within the months forward.