Hidden Path Entertainment and 505 Games recently announced a new edition of Defense Grid 2, redesigned for virtual reality (VR). Following that announcement comes the confirmation that not only has the videogame been adapted to make use of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), but it will also feature brand new content exclusive to the VR edition.
Defense Grid 2 is a tower-defence strategy videogame and this new version, known as Defense Grid 2: Enhanced VR Edition, promises to ‘rebuild’ the user interface and controls to give players ‘the most intuitive and immersive Defense Grid experience imaginable’. The Defense Grid 2: Enhanced VR Edition also will include new exclusive content; including the first official Defense Grid 2 story expansion featuring five new levels and a new storyline with fan favourite A.I., General Fletcher.
“Each player who plays the VR Enhanced content is already saying they want to play the game exclusively in VR going forward – the game becomes even more amazing when you build your perfect base while fully immersed in that world,” says Hidden Path Entertainment CEO, Jeff Pobst.
Defense Grid 2: VR Enhanced Edition has not yet been offered to media for hands-on playtesting, however a consumer launch is expected in Q1 2016. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Defense Grid 2: VR Enhanced Edition and other VR titles coming from 505 Games.