It may not have had much of a presence at the Oculus Connect 2 developer event last week but Insomniac Games’ Edge of Nowhere remains one the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD’s) most surprising titles. The developer managed to keep this third-person experience a complete secret right up until its reveal at Oculus VR’s own pre-E3 event earlier this year. The videogame did make a small appearance at this month’s event, however, in which the studio noted that it tells a ‘twisted tale’ inspired by author H.P. Lovecraft.
Insomniac Games President and CEO Ted Price said as much in an interview on the official Oculus VR Twitch Stream shortly after last week’s opening keynote speeches. “If you’re familiar with Insomniac, we do a lot of different types of games,” he said. “We do family-friendly games, we do mature games, we do games that have dark themes, games that have light themes. This is a game that definitely has a darker theme. It is a game that is for mature audiences and we are having fun telling a fairly twisted tale here. If you are a fan of Lovecraft or you are a fan of darker games in general you’re definitely going to love this game.
Set in the 1930’s, Edge of Nowhere follows a polar explorer in Antarctica as he searches for a lost expedition team. As players journey through the experience the protagonist, named Victor Howard, will begin to descend into madness, making it difficult to tell what’s real and what’s not as he recalls events from his past and more. Insomniac Games itself describes the title as a horror/adventure.
VRFocus will continue to follow Edge of Nowhere closely, reporting back with any further updates on the Oculus Rift title.