Wales Interactive Launches Infinity Runner
Today finally sees the launch of Infinity Runner, the virtual reality (VR) compatible free running title from indie developer Wales Interactive. The experience can be picked up now for £6.29 GBP for its first week on Steam and arrives with full support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. It was originally due to launch in June 2014, but was delayed by a month in order to give the developer space in releasing two other titles.
Infinity Runner casts players as a prisoner on board an enormous space ship that comes under attack from a werewolf. Breaking free in the chaos, players escape the ship using free running mechanics similar to those found in DICE’s Mirror’s Edge series, and even use mixed martial arts combat to defeat other enemies. The title’s campaign includes 14 different levels, while a multiplayer mode supports up to 32 people in head-to-head matches.
The title is also expected to come to both the Wii U and PlayStation 4, with support for the Project Morpheus VR headset also planned on the latter. It is not yet clear when these other versions might be released.
VRFocus reviewed Infinity Runner earlier today, commending its bravery for release with native Oculus Rift support before a consumer version of the device is readily available, but finding a few too many issues with its core concepts. VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with any more updates.