VR RPG The SoulKeeper VR Will get a new Open World Campaign in 2019
The title is getting a major overhaul by HELM Systems.
HELM Systems’ virtual reality (VR) role-playing game (RPG) The SoulKeeper VR has had a bit of a mixed response since it launched into Early Access on Steam in 2017. Applauded for its visual quality, the title has suffered from numerous bugs, some of which have slowly been ironed out. Now, the studio has announced plans to release a second version onto Early Access during 2019.
Essentially a major update for The SoulKeeper VR, its seems like HELM Systems is giving the title a major overhaul, adding a new open world campaign as well as new mechanics. While improvements are always expected in Early Access titles, the studio has created these new mechanics from scratch, essentially making The SoulKeeper VR almost a new videogame. Whether this will work in its favour remains to be seen, as the title could lose the fans it already has.
Detailing what to expect in a new synopsis, the studio states: “For this second major Early Access release, players will assume the role of Edwyn the Nameless, member of the Nameless Order, a lone warrior on a quest to defend those who cannot defend themselves, venturing in a variety of environments, including towns, castles, dungeons and forests, all filled with exciting adventures.”
Being a VRRPG, The SoulKeeper VR will feature plenty of melee-based combat, with improved physics and AI enemies to deal with. As well as all the hardcore melee weapons you’ll also be able to engage enemies at range with crossbows and traditional bows. There will also be plenty of puzzles to wrap your brain around so that The SoulKeeper VR isn’t just about wanton carnage.
HELM Systems hasn’t given a concrete date or launch window for version two to be released in 2019. When those details are released, VRFocus will let you know.