Survios’ first-person shooter (FPS) Raw Data has been a big success for the studio on HTC Vive. It’s got a ‘very positive’ rating on Steam and just over a month after it launched in mid-2016, the developer announced the title has already brought in $1 million USD in sales. Then in February Survios revealed the videogame would be coming to Oculus Rift and Touch. That day has now arrived.
Raw Data will be available through early access on Oculus Home just as it is on Steam. To support Oculus Touch Survios has re-engineered the title, optimising it specifically for the device’s two and three-camera tracking. And as first announced at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017, Raw Data now has cross-platform co-op allowing Oculus Rift and HTC Vive users to play together for the first time.
“We’re thrilled to officially welcome the Oculus player community to Raw Data,” said James Iliff, Survios co-founder and Chief Creative Officer. “With VR still a young, niche industry, it’s crucial right now for the entire community to be united regardless of platform. We believe VR is ultimately going to be a platform-agnostic medium, and we’re showing our support for that shift starting with Raw Data‘s new, cross-platform compatibility. And that’s just the beginning: we’re going to do everything we can to create content for the entire VR community.”
Additionally, both platforms will also get several new features. Characters Saija and Boss have both been balanced with new and reworked abilities, and there’s a new mission ‘Cataclysm’, which aims to be the most challenging mission so far with players finding themselves on a massive moving elevator whilst fending off waves of enemies.
It might not be as easier a launch on Oculus Touch with Raw Data facing some stiff competition from Epic Games’ Robo Recall. Another robot shooter, Robo Recall also launched this month and for free, with VRFocus giving it 5-stars in its review.
Raw Data is available in Early Access on Steam and Oculus Home for $39.99/£29.99 GBP, there will also be a 20 percent discount available for a limited time.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Raw Data and Survios, reporting back with the latest updates.