The long awaited virtual reality (VR) version of the popular board game The Settlers of Catan has now released.
Catan VR was announced last year with the aim of bringing the classic board game title to the VR platforms and today it has finally released for Oculus. Players, both new and old, are invited to experience the award-winning Catan gameplay now in a whole new way.
Catan VR offers players a chance to sit down at a virtaul table and play a round or five of The Settlers of Catan with friends, enemies or AI opponents that are designed to fit the look and feel of the title. Should you want to play against friends that can be done over a local network or by connecting together online to start matches over the internet, with the option to use matchmaking to fill slots. This also offers multiplayer matches against other players from all over the world meaning the world-wide Catan community can compete to see how is the best player in the world.
Catan creator Klaus Teuber, commented on the release saying: “The first time I saw Catan on the Magic Table™, I was fascinated by what VR has to offer, the game I made in our living room with my family 25 years ago in Virtual Reality? It’s incredible. I never imagined actually stepping into the world of Catan when we first started making cut-outs and dreaming about exploring new lands.”
Thanks to Catan VR, players are able to watch their matches evolve before their eyes as in-game environments are animated with life for the first time. Watch clouds roll over the mountains, islands take shape and wheat sway in the wind thanks to the immersive power of VR. Once more, Catan VR also supports cross-play between Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR meaning no matter which platform you are using, you will be able to play with friends with ease.
Currently available on the Oculus Store for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift, priced at £7.99 (GBP) and £10.99 (GBP) respectively. Their are plans to bring Catan VR to additional VR platforms in the future and developer Experiment 7 will release more details on these closer the time.
VRFocus be sure to bring you more on Catan VR in the future so stay tuned for more.