New Stormland ‘Mission Log’ And Dev Q&A Reveal New Insights


We’re not far off from the November 14 launch date for Insomniac Video games’ Rift-exclusive title Stormland. To construct up the hype, Oculus Studios and Insomniac Video games are releasing a brand new “Mission Log” video and developer Q&A each week till launch.

This week’s mission log video is embedded above, and the developer Q&A is with Insomniac’s Principal Designer Duncan Moore, which you’ll be able to learn right here.

One of many extra attention-grabbing tidbits from the interview is the sections on the open-world climbing mechanic, which helps you to climb on any floor within the sport, unrestricted.

“Being able to freely discover the world—utilizing your physique to climb and traverse each feels pure and empowering,” mentioned Moore. “Seeing your full physique animating and shifting with you locks you into that character in a approach many different VR video games aren’t attaining.”

Initially, the climbing was restricted to sure designated areas solely, however the workforce determined to take the reins off and let gamers climb on any floor in Stormland. “Some had been skeptical at first, as a result of this can be a huge deal and actually impacts the way in which you design and assemble the entire world. We determined to tackle the design problem and went for it—we felt it was an ideal match for VR and actually made a daring assertion in regards to the open-world nature of our sport.”

We’ve obtained a wealth of Stormland content material so that you can atone for earlier than the sport releases in three weeks. You possibly can learn our co-op multiplayer hands-on from final month right here, in addition to our preliminary hands-on with the sport all the way in which again in September 2018. We additionally not too long ago revealed an interview with Tim Salvitti, (additionally embedded above) Senior Neighborhood Developer at Insomniac Video games, about Stormland’s story, its inspiration and the expansive gameplay.

You possibly can pre-order Stormland for the Rift on the Oculus Retailer now, forward of its November 14 launch.

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