Virtual reality (VR) users have been eagerly awaiting puzzle adventure title XING: The Land Beyond since it was originally announced three years ago. Now it seems the wait might be slightly longer than expected, as the release has been put back by three days.
XING: The Land Beyond was developed by independent developer White Lotus Interactive and has been designed to be an immersive, exploration-oriented action-puzzle title. Gameplay is based around environmental puzzles that need various powers to unlock, powers that become available as you progress, so new areas gradually become open to you.
There are even some platforming elements – a rarity in a first-person VR title. This is possible due to the way the title handles movement, with the left Vive wand purely handling movement, pressing the touchpad will move you in the direction the wand is facing.
Story receives a large focus in XING: The Land Beyond. Unlike many VR titles, it seeks to offer a deep, moving story, as the player finds themselves in the afterlife, with no memory of who they are or how they came to be there. As the player progresses, the truth is gradually uncovered.
The original slated release date has now been pushed back three days from 18th September to 21st September, 2017. No reason for the delay has yet been given, though it is possible that the development team needed a few more days to complete polishing, or squash a nasty bug.
VRFocus will bring you further news on XING: The Land Beyond as it becomes available.