Long-awaited virtual reality (VR) puzzle adventure title XING: The Land Beyond has been teasing HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners for some time. Now the developers at White Lotus Interactive have finally announced its release date, along with a new release date.
The atmospheric puzzle-adventure title has been in development since 2014, with a significant delay following the decision to rebuilt the title using the more advanced Unreal Engine 4. The title puts the player in the shoes of a person who finds themselves in a mysterious land that appears to be some sort of afterlife, though they have no memory of who thy are are why they are there. As the story progresses, various secrets are uncovered, slowly revealing the truth of the mysterious land, and the identity of the player character.
Gameplay is based around environmental puzzles that need to be solves using various powers and abilities that are unlocked as the player progresses through the story. There are two planned forms of locomotion available, Free Movement, which will involve using the HTC Vive and Oculus Touch touchpad to control speed and direction, and the tried-and-tested teleport mechanic, for the comfort of those who experience motion sickness symptoms in VR.
The planned release date is 18th September, 2017. Further information can be found on the XING: The Land Beyond official website.
The new trailer is available to view below.
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