Back in August 2016 Anshar Studios launched its space exploration title Detached for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on Steam Early Access. Featuring both single-player and multiplayer modes, Detached gives players complete freedom to wander around space stations and the void in between, and now it’s arrived on Oculus Home.
While Detached does have a single-player campaign with a abandoned space station to escape from and puzzles to solve, all whilst ensuring you don’t run out of air, the core of the title is all about its player vs player (PvP) mode. A simple head to head, one astronaut against another, players will need to get to grips with their suits finer controls to dash and weave around man-made and natural defences, all the while trying to take out their opponent. At their disposal are shields, boosts, and rockets, to be used wisely.
While on Steam Detached is still listed as an early access videogame, on Oculus Home it doesn’t come under the same heading, merely being listed in the standard videogame section. It’s likely this is exactly the same as the Steam version, with more updates and additional features still to be added. So at present there will be one map for single-player with four stations to explore, each one teaching players the mechanics of Detached. While multiplayer has one level alongside one mode ‘Package Extraction’, a variation of capture the flag.
Detached is the same price on Oculus Home and on Steam, retailing for £14.99 GBP. For any further updates to the title, keep reading VRFocus.