For the launch of PlayStation VR last October, those who bought the head-mounted display (HMD) were able to get their hands on Rez Infinite, Enhance Games’ reboot of its classic 2001 title Rez for Dreamcast. Rez Infinite proved to be massively popular, winning Best VR Game at the Game Awards 2016 among its many accolades. Now it’s the turn of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive owners to see what all the fuss is about.
With a visceral mix of lighting, neon colours, sound and music, Rez Infinite requires players to shoot a myriad of enemies which are synced in time with the audio. Featuring the five original areas from Rez, the release features enhanced visuals and full 3D audio for the most immersive version yet.
Additionally Enhance Games created a brand new level specifically for virtual reality (VR), Area X. Unlike the original five levels which are on-rails, Area X is completely free-roaming, so that players can move around and shoot targets however they like just by moving their head.
“We are extremely excited to finally bring Rez/Rez Infinite to PC. It was a long time coming but now we have the best version yet, ” said Enhance Games’ founder and Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi in a statement. “With 4K support, up to double the texture quality, advanced graphic options as well as multiple controller options, we hope to introduce our game to a new audience who’ve never played Rez before and those who haven’t picked it up in a while. It can also finally be experienced in VR with Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE.”
Full controller support is included, so whether you’re using the HTC Vive motion controllers, Oculus Touch, Oculus Remote or a normal PC gamepad you’ll be able to play Rez Infinite however you like.
Rez Infinite is priced at $24.99 USD/£19.99 GBP/€24.99 EUR, with a 20 percent discount available for the first two weeks. Plus there’s a special bonus for early adopters. For the first month there will be a free DLC pack to download which features: a 7-trackDigital OST sampler; Digital Art Book sampler; 20+ desktop wallpapers and some Rez avatars.
Enhance Games also announced it will be releasing Rez Infinite for Google Daydream later this year.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Rez Infinite, reporting back with any further updates.