Much-anticipated action RPG title The SoulKeeper VR has finally announced when it will be released on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners to experience.
Fans of RPGs have been waiting for the title to become available since the first demo back in 2015. Now developers HELM Systems have announced that the title will be launched on Steam Early Access on 15th August, 2017.
Previously honoured by being presented with an Unreal Developer Grant from Epic Games back in May, The SoulKeeper VR is an action RPG inspired by titles such as The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Set in a dark fantasy world called Garindak, the player must engage in combat using either melee weapons or spells, solve puzzles, take on powerful boss monsters and explore dungeons, avoiding traps along the way.
There has been some debate in virtual reality (VR) circles recently over the merits of various systems of locomotion in VR titles. Wishing to present players with more choice and offer player comfort to those more sensitive to motion sickness, the developers are planning to include multiple locomotion methods, including controller-based movement, room-scale movement and teleportation, all of which will be available as options so the player can pick whichever suits their preferences.
The Early Access version is planned to contain three large areas, each with 2-3 levels within for a total of eight levels. The Early Access version is planned to be available until Q3 of 2017 so the developers can collect feedback and ideas from the community before turning attention towards the full version.
A release date for the full version of the title is currently uncertain, and a price-point has not yet been set. The developers have indicated, however, that the full version of the title will contain considerably more content, and will therefore have a slightly higher price point that the Early Access version.
An announcement trailer for The SoulKeeper VR is available to view below. Further information can be found on the official Steam page.
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