This week finally saw HTC unveil its long awaited standalone head-mounted display (HMD), the Vive Focus. The new headset which was originally announced by Google to use the Daydream platform is no longer occurring, with HTC now using its own proprietary system, Vive Wave. Due to arrive first in China next year, today developer Archiact has announced that it’ll be remastering its puzzle videogame Hidden Fortune for Vive Focus.
Now called Hidden Fortune: Unexplored, the original title first arrived for Samsung Gear VR earlier this year and then Google Daydream. It’s a virtual treasure hunt, where players wield a mystical wand to gather hidden objects, beat tricky challenges, and uncover the story.
Now though, Archiact has the ability to make Hidden Fortune: Unexplored even more immersive using Vive Focus’ inside-out tracking technology World Sense. With the addition of room-scale, the fantasy-scapes of Hidden Fortune can be explored freely, allowing players to peek under tables or reach up high on tip-toe to search every nook and cranny.
“With a hidden object game like Hidden Fortune, we knew it would make the perfect untethered experience,” said Ed Lago, senior producer at Archiact in a statement. “The gameplay has been remastered to add room-scale exploration and more vertical freedom. Players will get to rediscover the beauty and mystery of Outcast Cove like never before.”
Archiact has released Hidden Fortune in an episodic format, with the first being Outcast Cove and then Episode Two: Shanty Seas in September. The DLC was free for those who’d purchased the first episode, while new players were able to get hold Chapter One for free and purchase Episode Two for $5.99 USD. Each offers three levels of difficulty.
Currently it seems as though Hidden Fortune: Unexplored will just feature just Outcast Cove, as the studio had to improve the walkable spaces for players to roam and discover.
Hidden Fortune: Unexplored will be available through Viveport for the HTC Vive Focus in 2018. As yet there’s been no official date set for the headset launch next year.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Archiact, reporting back with the latest updates.