Some of the anticipated Oculus exclusives, Lone Echo II, has been delayed from 2019 to Q1 2020.
Launched in 2017, Prepared at Daybreak’s Oculus unique Lone Echo set a powerful bar for VR interplay, locomotion, and storytelling, and stays one in every of VR’s most critically and popularly acclaimed video games.
Lone Echo II is ready to be a direct continuation of the unique recreation. Initially introduced in 2018 and set for launch someday in 2019, Prepared at Daybreak right this moment confirmed that the Lone Echo II launch date has been pushed again to Q1 2020.
“Right this moment we confirmed that Prepared At Daybreak is bringing Echo Area to Quest. In consideration of that challenge, we determined to push Lone Echo II out to 2020 in order that we may give all our consideration to that title as soon as [Echo Arena on Quest] is out. We’re taking the time we have to do these titles justice,” Ru Weerasuriya, Prepared at Daybreak’s CEO and Artistic Director, tells Highway to VR.
Past that, the launch of the Rift S could have performed a job. The headset makes use of inside-out monitoring which requires line-of-sight to the controllers with a purpose to keep monitoring. Lone Echo’s distinctive zero-G locomotion scheme was initially conceived for the exterior digicam monitoring used on the unique Rift and should run into occasional monitoring points when performed with inside-out monitoring.
As Echo Area is headed to Quest (which makes use of inside-out monitoring like Rift S), it feels like Prepared at Daybreak is assured that the inside-out monitoring received’t basically compromise the gameplay. However for Lone Echo II, the studio could have needed extra time to tweak the sport’s varied interactions to ensure it’s a easy expertise all through. Final month the studio briefly spoke to the inside-out monitoring on Rift S, saying it’s “working intently along with Oculus to carry the very best high quality monitoring to Echo VR on the Rift S.”