Snail Games, the developer behind the recently release virtual reality (VR) multiplayer adventure title ARK Park sat down with VRFocus’ Nina Salomons to talk about the title and their plans for the future of VR.
A VR spin-off to the hugely poplar ARK: Survival Evolved, ARK Park released last month for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift giving players a chance to get closer than ever before with the many dinosaurs that are at the theme park. Players are able to explore a large location with 10 different scenes alone or with friends and learn about the many dinosaurs within the title. Collecting DNA and materials allows for players to trade for other useful items which will aid in the combat side of things, where players must hold out against wave of anger creatures by any means possible.
Sitting down with Sky Wu, Executive Producer at Snail Games, the team behind ARK Park, VRFocus discussed a number of topics regarding the title and future content. For starters, to make the title more accessible to a wider audience the decision was made to use only one type of character movement within the title. Though more veteran VR players will be accustom to a range of movement controls, the teleport movement was seen as the most accessible and therefore was used for the title.
The choice to make the title in VR was an easy choice for the team as they felt that creating an experience where you are able to get up close and personal with dinosaurs like never before. The team at Snail Games are looking to expand the title with DLC and explore the creative opportunities within VR more. From the player feedback, they note that there is a lack of gameplay content but Sky Wu stresses that more gameplay content is coming in the future by means of DLC.
When asked about if the company would be looking to explore experiences in augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR), Sky Wu confirmed that the company are working on things to take advance of the technology but more details on these products will be released in the future.
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