Nordic Trolls’ highly anticipated first-person adventure title, Karnage Chronicles, is now available for HTC Vive via Steam Early Access. With Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR editions of the virtual reality (VR) videogame also in development, however it’s the roomscale equipped head-mounted display (HMD) that is being given first crack-of-the-whip.
Karnage Chronicles casts the player as a Murkwraith on a mission to defeat enemies of the lands and restore order onto the world. According to Nordic Trolls, the launch version on Steam Early Access will average between two-to-four hours of gameplay, which includes a region with three play areas, each with their own unique monsters and boss encounters. Additional classes, RPG elements and other expanded content will launch during the pre-launch time period.
“Studios have been making VR demos for years. The platform is still in its infancy, and developers are still figuring out the works when it comes to game mechanics and general user experience,” state Nordic Trolls on the official Steam Early Access page for Karnage Chronicles. “Some people feel nauseated when moving about, others do not, and hardware has yet to meet an industry standard. We get it. But we also get that players are hungry for something with more substance. We want to provide this, while at the same time, not put all our financial assets in the virtual basket. Being in Early Access allows us to get unfiltered feedback from you, the community, and use that to tweak the game’s direction and improve the overall experience.”
Available via Steam Early Access for HTC Vive now, Karnage Chronicles is priced at £18.99 GBP. The Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR versions are set to follow at a currently unconfirmed date, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details.