It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Grave, the first-person survival horror title that features support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Earlier in the year the title, which successfully passed a Kickstarter campaign looking for $30,000 USD, was confirmed for release on Microsoft’s Xbox One console along with the PC, Mac and Linux release. Now developer Broken Window Studios has confirmed that it will launch a demo for the title today.
The demo will be released for Kickstarter backers that pledged enough money for the corresponding tier. It is designed to showcase some of the improvements that the developer has made to the title since passing Kickstarter in April 2014, boasting a new environment, an improved combat system in which players hold back enemies using light sources, and even ‘revamped scares’.
It is taken from a segment of the main experience and will feature objectives to complete, secrets to discover and new items to interact with. There will also be a brand new creature for players to battle against. Rather than force players down a set path, the demo features an open world in which they are free to explore, and there are even parts of the full titles ‘fleshed out’ narrative to explore.
Grave is aiming to come to its confirmed systems in the first quarter of 2015, though the Xbox One release may be slightly later than the PC, Mac and Linux versions. VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with any further updates.