Valve’s anticipated Steam VR Developer Showcase may be taking place this week, but it’s not the only place you can look for new virtual reality (VR) videogame news. Polish developer Anshar Studios has today announced Detached, an intriguing new sci-fi experience coming to PC with support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs). The first trailer for the title can currently be seen below ahead of a larger reveal for the experience at this week’s Asia Pacific Game Summit at the Taipei Game Show in Taiwan.
Detached is a PvP first-person experience that will likely draw immediate comparisons to another sci-fi VR compatible title, ADR1FT. The videogame is set in a distant future in which mankind has developed space travel technology. While this has come with obvious benefits to the human race, it’s also allowed corporations to expand in size and power as they are free from the laws of Earth’s governments. One group named Genesis Corporation discovers an alien artefact at a mining site in the Theta sector. The company tries to cover up its findings but is soon attacked by its biggest rival, R17 Corporation.
Players are then cast as a survivor of either one of these factions making their way back to Earth. Detached features a sandbox environment to explore and survive in as they search for oxygen and fuel supplies as well as survive against remnants of the rival company. Choosing which faction to support will determine the puzzles, quests and style of gameplay that players will encounter. The developer describes it as a sort of non-violent take on the ‘Capture the Flag’ mode commonly seen in first-person shooter (FPS) experiences.
Detached will launch in Q3 2016 with full support for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Pre-orders for the title are already open, with those that head to G2A to pre-order in with the chance of getting a G2A.COM digital gift card. For the latest on the title, keep reading VRFocus.