Multiverse Entertainment’s Seeking Dawn is looking to be one of the biggest virtual reality (VR) releases this summer, offering a massive sci-fi adventure with multiplayer modes, and survival/crafting elements. Ahead of its launch next week for PC VR headsets (a PlayStation VR version is in the works) the studio has released its longest video yet, packed full of gameplay moments.
With a campaign where you can venture out alone or work with a team to increase your chances of survival, Seeking Dawn features first-person shooter (FPS) elements, base building and crafting of weapons and equipment as you aim to survive the hostile planet you’re on.
The official story synopsis explains: “Set in the technologically advanced but war-torn 23rd century, join James Weston on assignment as he investigates the disappearance of an allied team on an alien world where opposing military forces are rumored to be active. With only the voice of his ship’s testy captain in his earpiece to keep him company, Weston will have to piece together various clues about what transpired on this planet, with his journey taking him from eerie caverns to otherworldly forests and beyond, and uncover deadly secrets that will turn the tide of war.”
“We’ve been developing Seeking Dawn for over two years now, ensuring that we take the time to push VR to another level and provide not just a couple hours of one-off experience, but a fully fleshed out game that would hold up when compared to console titles. We didn’t want to rely on VR as an afterthought ‘gimmick’, but instead use it as a new tool in our arsenal to tell an engaging and immersive story. We’re already hard at work to provide players post-launch DLC and upgrades to enhance replayability,” said Freeman Fan, CEO of Multiverse in a statement.
Seeking Dawn is currently in beta-access until its official launch on 12th July, 2018. Those wishing to play early can still do so by creating an account at seekingdawn.com. This will also save players almost 15 percent on the purchase price of $39.99 USD when it launches on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows MR. Seeking Dawn will be available for purchase on Steam, Oculus Home and the Microsoft Store.
Check out the new gameplay trailer below, and for any further updates keep reading VRFocus.