Back in September 2014 VRFocus reported on the launch of a new Steam Greenlight campaign for an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible racing title by the name of Chaos Ride. Indie developer Scott Games hoped to raise enough positive votes for the title to approve it for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come full release. Four months on and Chaos Ride has now passed that campaign, with the developer wasting no time in preparing it for launch on Steam with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
Chaos Ride will launch on 30th January 2015. Similar to Tammeka Games’ Radial-G, the title is a sci-fi racing experience that aims to offer a unique take on the genre. Players will race hover-bikes through tubular, magnetic tunnels in fast-paced, dangerous events. Tracks won’t emphasise slowing down for corners, instead encouraging players to build up as much speed as possible as they head for the finishing line. The title is in fact based on a series of mobile videogames that take the same name.
Scott Games hasn’t confirmed just how much Chaos Ride will cost on Steam, although the title is already available over on Desura for £6.99 GBP. It’s also not clear which version of the Oculus Rift will be supported. In terms of feature it contains nine different tracks, each with reverse variations as well as five different game modes, 15 time and score attack challenges, and even split-screen multiplayer for up to four people. The title will feature its own progression and customisation systems so that players can create the best vehicles for each track that they race on.
VRFocus will continue to follow Chaos Ride‘s progress, reporting back with any further updates on the title.