It’s the third day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 press conferences prior to the main show opening its doors tomorrow, and Intel has kicked things off with a big virtual reality (VR) announcement from Ready at Dawn. The developer has revealed that it’s upcoming title Lone Echo will also have a sister title, a multiplayer arena videogame called Echo Arena which will be free.
Ready at Dawn developed Echo Arena alongside Lone Echo, as an alternative to the space adventure. In it players are split into teams of five, they are then put into low gravity arenas where they have to capture a disc and score a goal with it. To make things somewhat trickier. The arenas are filled obstacles that not only deflect the ball but also stop players as well.
The studio has confirmed that Echo Arena will be a free release for Oculus Rift users when it launches on 20th July 2017. And for those interested in Lone Echo, that can be pre-ordered now for $39.99 USD.
VRFocus will be at E3 2017 all week, reporting back with the latest VR news from the event.
Update: Echo Arena will be free at launch for a limited time, while Lone Echo pre-orders will save players 10% off the purchase price of $39.99, dropping it to $34.99.