Delays are an inevitable part of videogame development as studios find new issues or look to further finesse their projects to aid sales. Today is no different with White Elk Studios confirming that Covert won’t be arriving just yet, pushing the launch back by a couple of weeks for PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift.
The delay is due to the studio adding PlayStation Move support, which sounds like it was a last-minute decision to include motion controls for the PlayStation VR version rather than purely having DualShock 4 support. Covert was originally designed for Oculus Go and it’s 3 degrees of freedom (3DoF) controller so the addition of full 6DoF support should further enhance the experience.
When it comes to availability White Elk Studios President and Creative Director Jonathan Hawkins told VRFocus in an email that: “Currently, we are only targeting a North American launch,” for PlayStation VR.
As the name suggests Covert is a videogame about being sneaky, as you’re required to pull off a series of heists. This is a cooperative experience where the virtual reality (VR) player becomes the thief whilst their partner uses an Android or iOS device – app supports Android 7.0 – iOS 6 & above – to be the hacker, breaching security systems to give their accomplice vital information to successfully complete the job.
White Elk Studios was founded by former members of the God of War team, with Covert being the teams second VR title. The first was Eclipse: Edge of Light for Google Daydream which the studio recently brought to PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. PlayStation VR owners will be pleased to know that Move support is currently being wrapped up thanks to community feedback. No date has been set for that update to arrive at the moment.
Covert is now scheduled to launch for Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR on 10th March 2020. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Covert and Eclipse: Edge of Light, reporting back with all the latest announcements.