Today marks a new era in the virtual reality (VR) industry. With the launch of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) PlayStation VR all the major head-mounted displays (HMDs) are now available, with PlayStation VR issuing in the first console-based headset. And what is also likely a first is the launch of Loading Human: Chapter 1, which has arrived on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at the same time.
Developed by Untold Games and published by Maximum Games, Loading Human: Chapter 1 had been confirmed as a launch title for SIE’s headset back in September, and retails for the same price across all three platforms, £29.99 GBP.
“The emergence of virtual reality has opened new pathways to immerse gamers like never before, and Loading Human: Chapter 1 was developed from the ground up to fully capitalise on this exciting new medium,” said Christina Seelye, CEO of Maximum Games. “Offering full integration with existing VR systems, and as a launch title for PlayStation VR, Loading Human offers compelling content and cutting edge technology to give gamers the best VR experience possible.”
The title casts players as Prometheus, a scientist, who’s the son of Earth’s most brilliant mind. But your father is dying and summons you to meet him. Once there you learn that he wishes to cheat death by sending you on a mission into deep space to locate the Quintessence, a life-saving energy source. As the title suggests the videogame is an episodic adventure, with this first chapter taking place in your father’s Antarctic lab.
To complement this announcement the studio has released a brand new trailer (seen below), showcasing gameplay footage alongside reaction interviews from players.
Over the past day there’s been loads of new trailers being launched as developers look to entice gamers to purchase their experiences. We’ve seen videos for Battlezone, Super Stardust Ultra VR, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, The Assembly and many more.
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