UK-based indie developer and publisher Rebellion (Battlezone) has announced the first virtual reality (VR) title from fellow British studio Dream Reality Interactive, Arca’s Path, which is due for release later this year.
Dream Reality Interactive has described Arca’s Path as an ‘abstract yet enchanting adventure’, with the experience all about guiding a girl through a labyrinth of dangers in a bid to return home and to reality. The title is set to include an ‘intuitive play style’ that doesn’t require a controller, so by the sounds of it movement will be gaze based.
While Rebellion is well known in the VR industry for its 80’s reboot of tank combat title Battlezone, Dream Reality Interactive has only released one other title since its formation in 2017, an ARKit videogame called Orbu. However, the team is made up of videogame veterans, founded by former Sony London Studio head, Dave Ranyard, they created PlayStation VR Worlds, and the critically acclaimed AR interactive book series Wonderbook. The dev team also includes Albert Bentall (who worked on London Heist) and Anna Hollinrake (BAFTA breakthrough artist 2017).
Arca’s Path will be coming to PlayStation VR, Steam VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and Gear VR later this year, with its first public debut happening at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 next month. The studio is staying quiet about further gameplay details for now, although there definitely looks like there’s going to be plenty of running, jumping and platform footwork involved if the first teaser trailer below is anything to go by. The video also helps to showcase some of the sprawling level designs players will have to navigate, all without the aid of a controller.
With such a prestigious team working on this multiplatform titles Arca’s Path is gearing up to be one of the more interesting and unique offerings set to attend E3 2018. Of course, VRFocus will be at the event to bring you all the latest news and hands-on coverage.