At the beginning of the week, UK-based indie developer DEVCUBESTUDIO announced its very first virtual reality (VR) title, a sci-fi first-person shooter (FPS) called Far Home. If you liked the look of those first couple of images then you’ll want to take a gander at these beauties.
While the quality of screenshots should always be taken with a pinch of salt – as some videogames never quite live up to the images provided by developers – Far Point certainly looks impressive none the less. With a visual quality that could be compared to Crytek’s Crysis series, these images certainly showcase a rich a vibrant world, filled with all manner of nasty creatures to kill.
Some are certainly bigger than others with one screenshot giving a taste of a possible boss battle about to start. Thankfully there seems to be a range of weapons available, with what looks like a shotgun, an assault rifle, and there’s no mistaking the multi-barreled death machine that is the minigun.
Far Home’s story is set in the future, the year 2300 to be more precise. It’s a familiar tale where pollution and overpopulation has made Earth pretty much uninhabitable, leaving humanity no choice but to head into the stars for a new home. The title looks like it might be single-player to begin with, then as development continues the studio plans to add strong team-based co-operative elements.
DEVCUBESTUDIO aims to release a Steam Early Access version some time in January 2018, supporting both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, with a full release expected before the end of 2018. The team wants to get the Steam community heavily involved so it’s currently working on a set tools so that users can add their own modifications.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Far Home, keeping you informed on all the latest updates.