Fans of board games can rejoice as a new way to take part in classic tabletop title Catan has launched on Steam. Adapted from the classic German boardgame The Settlers of Catan, developers Experiment 7 have finally released the experience to Steam users.
Catan VR was originally announced back in 2017, where plans to bring the classic board game into virtual reality (VR) were revealed. The title was previously made available through the Oculus Store for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.
Players of Catan VR will be able to enter into a virtual environment where a virtual representation of the board game island is represented, though with a few VR, interactive twists. Players will be able to play a few rounds of Catan with friends, or take on AI opponents that have been taken from the board game itself.
The VR environment that you enter has been crafted to look like a rustic inn, wheat sways from beyond the windows and clouds roll gently over distant mountains while mandolin music drifts through the air.
Online match-making is available, so if you lack enough friends to play, you can seek out the worldwide Catan VR community to fill those empty slots if you don’t fancy playing against the AI. For those who do end up playing against the AI, the AI personas have been designed with guidance from Catan creator Klaus Teuber to correctly fit the feel of the game.
If you want to play with your friends, its no problem if they use a different VR system to you, since cross-play is supported between HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, so any combinations of those can all play together.
Catan VR will is available now on Steam for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and windows Mixed Reality devices from the 13th June, 2018. The title costs £11.39 (GBP) but is currently having a special launch discount making it only £7.63 until the 5th July, 2018.
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