Insomniac Games isn’t a developer to do things by half when it comes to virtual reality (VR) content. Having created titles such as Edge of Nowhere, Feral Rites and the hugely popular The Unspoken, Insomniac Games has announced its next VR experience, an epic sci-fi adventure called Stormland.
Created in collaboration with Oculus Studios, Stormland is an open world action‐adventure experience where you play a robot. “You’re an android gardener on a lush alien planet, but The Tempest shattered your android body,” the officail description explains. “Now you must journey through an ever-changing cloudscape to augment yourself and save your friends. Explore an expansive world with complete freedom—bound up cliffs, glide across chasms, and fly through the slipstream with velocity. Detonate explosives, harness electricity, and wield makeshift weapons to overcome titanium sentries and monolithic guardians. Play single-player, or explore forgotten ruins together.”
Stormland looks set to be Insominac’s biggest and most expansive VR title to date, offering players the chance to freely explore these cloud covered worlds, being able to freely ascend cliffs like you would in The Climb, or glide from ledge to ledge with both hands in front like Sprint Vector.
While the screenshots certainly paint an impressive image of what’s to come, the announcement trailer showcases a lot more of the videogame and the abilities of the android gardener. Scavenging the world will help to upgrade your body, adding boosters to your feet, shields to your arms and other abilities.
And Stormland isn’t a peaceful journey either. There are many dangers to face along the way, not only other robots but other alien creatures to. Luckily players will also be able to take a friend along to help them in some sort of co-op mode.
Other than that, Insomniac Games hasn’t released any other details. It’ll be exclusive to Oculus Rift but there’s no confirmed launch window just yet. When there is VRFocus will let you know.