Having announced The Horus Heresy: Betrayal At Calth last month for PC as well as virtual reality (VR) players, Steel Wool Studios will be bringing the title to Steam Early Access tomorrow, supporting both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
The first official Warhammer 40k videogame for VR, The Horus Heresy: Betrayal At Calth puts you in command of Ultramarine Legionnaires, based on Games Workshop’s fan-favorite Betrayal at Calth tabletop game, set during the Horus Heresy era.
For those interested in the full story – and a lot of Warhammer 40k fans are – the experience is: “Set in the 31st Millennium on the planet of Calth, you play as Magos Ohmnal Sarc, a tech priest of the Mechanicus caught in conflict as Brother Legions of Space Marines take arms against one another. When Sarc discovers corrupted data in the data stream, he must tactically command his unit of noble Ultramarines against a faction of traitorous Word Bearers. Out-wit and thwart their devious plot to corrupt the Imperium and disrupt the future of mankind.”
With a single-player campaign and multiplayer PvP skirmish mode, for Early Access the campaign features the first act while the multiplayer has four maps and two play modes (Deathmatch and Objective Based).
“Steam Early Access lets us roll out an evolving narrative and tons of gameplay depth and strategies over the coming months,” said Joshua Qualtieri, Co-Founder and Head of Development. “And, it gives us the chance to embrace the feedback from core-Warhammer gamers. We’ve already made significant upgrades from the support of our Live Alpha program, including speeding up the gameplay, new unit commands that includes shooting while moving abilities, and visual and UX enhancements to the PC mode.”
Early Access is expected to last between 6 to 8 months, fully launching when the final single player Act is completed. Updates over the next few months will include new chapters with new maps, weapons, abilities and units.
The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth launches with a limited-time 17 percent discount, dropping the cost from the regular $29.99 USD price down to $24.99. All players will have the option to play either in VR or on gaming PCs. VRFocus will continue its coverage of The Horus Heresy: Betrayal At Calth, reporting back with the latest updates.