A few stealth-based experiences for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) have been posted to Oculus VR’s Share software portal in the past few weeks. Among them is a demo for Resistance, an upcoming VR compatible videogame from indie developer Merire. The sample for this first-person experience can currently be downloaded for free on PC through Share and comes with full support for the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2).
Resistance sets players in a world littered with government surveillance. Although this the excessive security is designed to prevent terrorism, it instead restricts people’s lives, enforcing curfews and being guraded by government agents. Players form part of a small group named the Resistance working against this surveillance. In the demo, players explore an urban environment, taking down government servers.
The title makes specific use of DK2’s positional tracking, tasking players with physically leaning around corners to make sure that the coast is clear. It can also be played using the first-development kit (DK1) or standard monitors, using dedicated keys to lean. Should players be spotted by cameras or guards then they will be pursued, unable to fight back against them.
The developer’s future plans for Resistance are yet to be revealed, although it certainly appears to be one to watch. VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.