Ready Player One is due to hit theatres this week and for fans eager to delve into the Ernest Cline’s fictional virtual reality (VR) focused world three new VR experiences have launched today on Viveport from Vive Studios.
Eight pieces of VR content inspired by the book were announced earlier this month, with the first three now available to HTC Vive users through Viveport. Published by Vive Studios, you can now play Battle for the Oasis by Steel Wool Studios (Bounce, The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth), Gauntlet from Directive Games (Super Kaiju, The Machines), and Rise of the Gunters from Drifter Entertainment (Gunheart).
Battle for the Oasis is a wave-based shooter, killing IOI Sixers in your path. “Advance through the trenches of Planet Doom towards the snowy planes that surround Anorak’s Castle. With an arsenal only possible in the OASIS, you must stop IOI from gaining control,” states the official description.
Gauntlet is inspired by the first key dungeon. You must navigate through this seemingly endless labyrinth while fending off the undead. You can collect gold on route to improve your score whilst finding food will restore your health, your protection to make it out alive is a bow.
Rise of the Gunters is another fight against the army of highly trained IOI Sixers. This time you can chose to go it alone or with two fellow Gunters. Defeat Sixers to collect their coins, find power ups and survive a merciless onslaught for as long as it takes.
To access all three experiences and the others due to follow you’ll need to download Oasis Beta first, then access them through the portal. There are five more VR titles to come, all of which are due to arrive this month, very likely split over each day this week in the run up to Ready Player One’s launch.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of the Ready Player One experiences, reporting back when the next ones go live.