NetEase Video games’ open-world multiplayer VR expertise, Nostos, is shutting down lower than two years after it first launched.
Nostos turned heads when it was introduced in 2018, showcasing attractive artwork and promising countless multiplayer adventures. It hit Steam in December 2019 with optionally available VR help, the place it accrued combined critiques. Right now, although, NetEase introduced that “resulting from modifications in enterprise improvement”, Nostos can be closing down on June 16th. The sport’s already been de-listed on Steam (except you’ve a direct hyperlink) and anybody that bought the title after November 30, 2020 shall be entitled to a full refund.
“We apologize for the inconvenience brought on by the termination of Nostos’ operation and ask on your understanding that we share your emotions in regards to the upcoming parting of Nostos,” developer wrote. In whole, the sport can have been energetic for round a yr and a half.
What went improper with Nostos? Nicely its trailers had been definitely polished however usually didn’t replicate the precise in-game expertise. Take a look at the official ‘gameplay’ trailer beneath, for instance, which makes use of headsets that the sport by no means truly launched on.
It’s additionally onerous to achieve the nascent PC VR market, although the optionally available flatscreen help would have helped offset that. The sport additionally landed on PS4 final December (with out VR help), although this clearly wasn’t sufficient to put it aside. NetEase doesn’t seem to have another VR content material within the pipeline at this time limit.
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