BadFly Interactive is probably best known for its Dead Effect series, of which the second was released in virtual reality (VR). The developer have now announced another VR adventure set in the same universe – TauCeti Unknown Origin.
The premise for the new title is that the ship from Dead Effect 2, the ESS Meridian has malfunctioned and crashed. The player character manages to escape the crash, and lands on an uncharted planet known only as TauCeti F. The player needs to explore the planet to recover the broken and scattered remains of the ship, traversing thick jungles, exploring ancient temples, deep canyons, vast rivers and encountering the native population along the way.
TauCeti Unknown Origin is designed as a first-person shooter, though the lush environments may be beautiful, they also hold many dangers that need to be cut down. The developers say that the title will be mostly focussed on co-operative content, allowing for group and raid encounters along with solo content, along with PvE and PvP gameplay. The system will be class-based, though full details of this have yet to be revealed.
BadFly Interactive are promising a strong story that will follow on directly from other titles in the Dead Effect series, along with offering an open world to explore, gather resources and craft items and RPG elements such as upgradable weapons, gear stats and ability points.
The developers are planning for a release on PC, Xbox One, PC VR platforms and PlayStation 4. There is no word yet on if the developers are planning a PlayStation VR version.
A launch trailer is available to view below.
VRFocus will bring you further information on TauCeti Unknown Origin as it becomes available.