The Los Angeles-based studio behind such titles as Poly Runner VR, Gumi No Yume and Space Bit Attack have returned with a new announcement for an upcoming Samsung Gear VR title named Star Drive VR Coaster.
With a theme reminiscent of virtual reality (VR) roller coaster Galactica at Alton Towers, Star Drive VR Coaster takes players on an intergalactic trip through the stars on a high-speed space roller coaster.
The experience is procedurally generated so each trip the player takes will be slightly different each time. There are five main environments that represent exotic galactic points of interest, such as the gas mining city of Nimbus which takes clear inspiration from the planet of Bespin from the Star Wars universe. There is also the corona of Epsilon Eridani and a view of a huge ongoing space battle.
The developers are offering multiple different ‘comfort levels’ for VR users to choose from, presumably so those who experience dizziness or motion sickness issues can dial down the experience to not trigger symptoms.
Lucid Sight are well experienced with VR development, and have released titles on the Gear VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive since the studio was formed in 2015 with the aim of producing VR content.
The full experience of Star Drive VR Coaster will be available for $1.99 (USD) through the Oculus Store for users of Samsung Gear VR. The full experience is expected to be released on 10th May, 2017. A trailer video is available to view below.
VRFocus will bring you further information on Star Drive VR Coaster and other upcoming Gear VR titles when it becomes available.
Update: The original version of this article stated that Star Drive VR coaster would be free upon release. This information was in error and the correct price of $1.99 is now stated within the article.