Koch Media says a few of its largest franchises have “good alternatives” for VR going ahead. Metro VR, anybody?
Two months in the past, Koch introduced the acquisition of Arizona Sunshine developer, Vertigo Video games. It was a shocking transfer for the corporate, which additionally owns different video games publishers like Deep Silver beneath its personal label and is related to Saber Interactive and THQ Nordic by way of its mum or dad firm, Embracer Group. Vertigo will proceed to work on VR tasks, together with the upcoming After The Fall however, as Koch Media CEO Klemens Kundratitz advised MCV, the deal additionally alerts that we may see different Koch-associated studios embrace VR.
Metro VR Might Occur… One Day
“Sure, there’s massive curiosity from numerous studios now to have interaction and the way that may materialize in VR video games, we have to see,” Kundratitz stated. “We run our firm in a type of decentralized method, the place the studios have numerous autonomy on the one hand, but in addition are a part of the household. And we’re gonna play it the identical method with VR. No person might be pressured to do the following recreation in VR. However then again, if the concept is appropriate, if there’s an urge for food from the event standpoint, then we now have nice alternatives to not solely dream of it, however really make it.”
Because the proprietor of a number of video games publishers and studios, in addition to the subsidiary of an organization that owns but extra of them, Koch’s attain ranges fairly far. However, particularly, Kundratitz appeared to tease that a few of its largest sequence, together with Metro, Kingdom Come Deliverance and Useless Island may very well be well-suited for VR.
“Sure, Metro is definitely an vital IP that we have now, Kingdom Come Deliverance is one other massive one, Useless Island is a giant one,” he stated. “So there are good alternatives in our steady of IPs.”
That is purely a speculative quote and under no circumstances affirmation, although it definitely appears Koch and Embracer are extra optimistic concerning the prospects of VR variations of their video games than different publishers. Certainly, the Metro sequence’ atmospheric, remoted method to first-person fight and Kingdom Come’s large world each appear well-suited for VR.
It’ll doubtless be a while earlier than we hear another information, although. For now, After The Fall is due for launch someday in 2021. Would you desire a Metro VR recreation? Are there another Koch-owned sequence you’d need to see in VR? Tell us within the feedback beneath!
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