Other Ocean Interactive has announced today that it will launch the highly anticipated Giant Cop: Justice Above All on Oculus Rift during EGX Rezzed in London UK, at 10:00am (GMT), March 30th, 2017. The videogame will debut on Oculus Rift, followed later by versions for the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.
“Other Ocean is delighted to get Giant Cop into the hands of players. This is a game specifically designed for a Virtual Reality experience as opposed to a game that was pushed to fit,” said Deirdre Ayre, Other Ocean’s Head of Operations. “It’s the world’s first, and only, open world, giant-sized, VR comic crime drama,” added Ayre.
Giant Cop: Justice Above All is a videogame that puts the player in the role of, as the title might suggest, a giant cop. They are tasked with keeping peace within the city by interacting with the population and objects in a variety of ways; though not always how you’d expect a lawbringer to behave.
“A key feature in Giant Cop is the open world in which you can explore Micro City,” said Ryan Hale, Studio Head for Other Ocean. “Our team deliberately built Micro City with sandbox gameplay in mind. This allows players a 3-4 hour experience of gameplay uncovering the crime syndicate that threatens Micro City. But if you want to just explore the world and find hidden interactive objects you can do that too – it’s limitless really.” said Hale.
Giant Cop: Justice Above All has been a regular at VR events throughout North America, with VRFocus having been hands-on many times. In a preview of the videogame on HTC Vive it was stated: “Giant Cop is one of the more hilarious interpretations of the HTC Vive’s Room Scale tracking yet seen.”
Other Ocean is partnered with multiplatform entertainment company SKYBOUND Entertainment, founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and business partner David Alpert. The partnership has allowed The Walking Dead characters and Easter Eggs to be integrated into Giant Cop: Justice Above All exclusively to SKYBOUND Insiders. SKYBOUND Insiders is a free membership program which will also grant Giant Cop: Justice Above All players updates, special offers and future merchandise features.
Giant Cop: Justice Above All will first release on the Oculus Store with support for the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch, priced at $24.99 USD. Releases for other VR platforms will follow in the coming months and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details.