Stealth action experience Espire 1: VR Operative was due for a multiplatform release back in September before developer Digital Lode cancelled the launch with one days notice. With the release window then shifted to a more ambiguous ‘Fall 2019’ the studio and its publisher Tripwire Interactive then went a little quiet. Now it looks like Espire 1: VR Operative will be arriving within the next week.
The studio released details this weekend in response to a PlayStation Blog post – as well as PlayStation Store listing – last Friday specifying exact dates. Well it seems as though there was a miscommunication between the companies, leading to Digital Lode taking to its Discord channel to set the record straight.
The statement notes:
“I’m sure most, if not all, of you have seen the PS Blog post as well as the release date posted on the PS Store. Both of these dates (26th and the 19th) are not quite right and is the result of some miscommunication within Sony as our exact date has been in flux.
“Per the transparency I’ve attempted to upkeep with all of you, the reality of it is that we’re targeting somewhere between those dates and we’re pretty confident in that. I won’t take too many questions on the exact date because I don’t want to mess up marketing plans. That said, I’ve told you guys I would strive to not just drop news of the release the day of and (thus far) I plan to keep my word on that.
“We are still hashing some things out on the certification approvals for both Oculus & Sony. We feel pretty confident that the remaining loose ends in certification won’t hinder us on our date choice, but it’s ultimately in the hands of first party.
“I would expect some more updates and/or official reveals coming early next week, so stay tuned!”
So it sounds like the multiplatform launch is still happening there’s just no exact date at the moment.
VRFocus previewed Espire 1: VR Operative during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 back in June, and liked the demo. Putting you inside a robot drone, you can run around gunning down enemies or take a stealthier approach, being able to climb surfaces for the best position. When further details are made available VRFocus will let you know.