Since March this year, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift players have been enjoying flinging magic spells across a virtual reality (VR) fantasy realm using gesture controls in Carbon Studio’s The Wizards. Now the pleasure of downing enemies will a well-placed fireball will soon be available to PlayStation VR users, as demonstrated in the new trailer.
The PlayStation VR version of The Wizards is available for attendees at Gamescom 2018 to try out, where they can try to cast powerful spells using only hand gestures.
The Wizards was first announced in early 2017 and spent some time in Steam Early Access, gathering feedback from the community before its full launch earlier this year, where multiple improvements over the initial early access offering were clear.
In The Wizards, players take the role of a wizard, who becomes the only one capable of stopping a sudden and devastating invasion by an army of dark creatures, including orcs, ogres and goblins. In order to halt this threat, the protagonist must explore a castle filled with spellbooks and mystical artefacts in order to hone the magical craft ito something strong enough to save the land.
Carbon Studio confirmed last week that work on the PlayStation VR version began once the PC VR version was completed. It has not yet been confirmed if the additional content introduced since the title was launched will be included in the PlayStation VR version.
The PC VR version of The Wizards was previously reviewed by Peter Graham, who said: “What Carbon Studio has done is combine its knowledge from debut VR title Alice VR and the months of Early Access development and distilled it into The Wizards. If you want to feel like an all-powerful sorcerer then The Wizards is up there with the best, an entertaining adventure that will make non-VR players jealous.”
The PlayStation VR trailer is available to view below. Further coverage on The Wizards and other new or upcoming VR projects will be here on VRFocus.