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Vertigo Games’ Skyworld to be ‘among the first’ Oculus Touch Titles

Earlier in the year Valve and HTC revealed the SteamVR-supported HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The reveal was accompanied by a long list of new VR videogames that took advantage of the position-tracked controllers that are included with the device. Among these was Skyworld, a new turned-based strategy experience from World of Diving developer, Vertigo Games. Since that time Oculus VR has revealed a similar set of controllers known as Oculus Touch for its Oculus Rift HMD. Now, Vertigo Games has confirmed Skyworld will also appear on the Oculus platform.

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Vertigo Games had actually already teased this support with some videos of its new title being played on Oculus Touch back in August 2015. The title boasts a unique toy-based aesthetic, and tasks places with physically walking around a battlefield, building an army to conquer enemies and restore an empire. Players will have to manage their economy and even master dragon units that are extremely powerful.

“We’re proud to announce that Skyworld will be among the first titles to come to Oculus Touch next year and that our game will fully support the highly advanced motion controls that the Touch is bringing to the VR landscape,” Richard Stitselaar, Managing Director at Vertigo Games said of the news. “Even thumb and finger movements can now be traced and used in VR; we’re seeing another real world-to-VR world barrier being lifted and we’re excited to bring that into our games.”

VRFocus will continue to follow Skyworld closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the title.