WW2-Based VR Exploration Title Displacement Theory Gets Demo

Exploration videogames are some of the most popular to support virtual reality (VR) technology right now with good reason. Games such as Verde Station and more allow players to become fully immersed in environments like never before. A new edition to this genre is Displacement Theory, a World War 2-era videogame set on board a U-Boat. The piece is set to launch with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and has recently launched a demo for players to sample for free.


Developed by a member of the Oculus VR forums going by the name of karel, the demo for Displacement Theory can now be downloaded over on those boards. The first-person experience pits players on a broken U-Boat, stranded in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Players must explore the boat in order to find a way of getting back home. It is developed using Unity 5.1, which the developer reasons why it features high system requirements.

Namely the title asks for:

Intel Core i5

Windows 7 or 8



3 GB Disk Space

The developer is also aware of some of the current issues with the title, noting: “Before downloading please note that currently there is a nasty bug when using a gamepad. Sometimes there is a heavy camera drifting when using the right thumbstick. I will try to find a fix asap. Until then i would strongly recommend you to play with mouse and keyboard. You can still play with the gamepad without using the right thumbstick. Use bumpers instead to activate the comfort mode 45 degree rotation snap.”

VRFocus will continue to follow Displacement Theory closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.