Last month Arizona Sunshine saw worldwide release on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for Oculus Touch. The title only featured teleportation as a movement mechanic but today Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive have announced players can now use a trackpad locomotion option instead.
Most virtual reality (VR) video games tend to use teleportation as a standard mechanic for moving around virtual worlds as it’s comfortable for most players, reducing the dreaded simulator sickness. Whereas movement with a thumbstick or trackpad can cause issues for some players. For VR players that can handle that sort of locomotion its means increased immersion, realism and greater control in VR.
“We are grateful for all of the suggestions game players have made for additional modes and features they would like to see in the game. We have been listening and are pleased to announce the addition of trackpad locomotion. This free update will be published January 24, 2017. The teleport mechanic will still be available in the game, meaning that players will now have an option on how they want to experience the game,” said Vertigo Games’ Managing Director, Richard Stitselaar in a statement. “We are incredibly pleased with the reception the game has received from press and players. It’s a huge validation to see the game receiving such high user ratings. It was amazing to see Arizona Sunshine at the top of the charts in its first week, and from what we can tell, it may be the fastest selling non-bundled PC VR title to date.
Released on 6th December, Arizona Sunshine has earned sales of more than $1.4 million USD in its first month confirms the developer. The update is applicable to both the HTC Vive and Oculus Touch versions.
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