The countless tales of ancient Greek gods and the legends that surround them have been utilised to such a degree that everyone will likely know one story or another. One of the most well known is that of Theseus and the Minotaur, so Forge Reply has chosen this tale as inspiration for a virtual reality (VR) experience.
Created as a dark and mature representation of the Greek myth, Theseus is a third-person adventure built specifically for VR. Players will have to scour the seemingly endless labyrinth in search of the legendary monster, with its minions and other obstacles there to hamper progression.
For the announcement Forge Reply has released a 360-degree trailer, giving a brief glimpse at the darkness that awaits. “You wake up alone, stranded in a hostile, mysterious place. With Ariadne’s voice as your only guide, you explore alleys and chambers, venturing deep into the heart of the Labyrinth. In the distance, you can see a pillar of light. It shines in the darkness, beckoning you to go ever forward…,” states the official description.
“Forge Reply is investing significant resources in the Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions for the business market. Theseus represents the logical next step and the first VR piece of content that the studio has developed for gamers and enthusiasts. Virtual Reality is the perfect platform for Theseus and the team is working hard to deliver an immersive and compelling experience,” said Forge Reply’s CTO, Filippo Rizzante, in a statement.
The studio has yet to confirm which head-mounted displays (HMDs) will support Theseus, or when during 2017 the videogame will launch. When VRFocus finds out these details, we’ll report back.