VR hit ‘Blade & Sorcery’ involves Oculus Quest 2 on November 4th
Blade & Sorcery has been a strong showcase for VR, but it has one downside: its pure PC nature has resulted in the occasional trip over cables while fighting your fantasy battles. Fortunately, that won’t be an issue for long. Warpfrog unveiled Blade & Sorcery: Nomad, a standalone game coming November 4th for Oculus Quest 2 for $ 20. The basic concept remains the same – it’s a “sandbox” brawler with immersive sword fighting and magic – but the developers take advantage of the freedom that comes with a standalone headset.
The well-known sandbox mode is now optimized for VR on a room scale. There is also a dungeons mode that challenges you to fight your way through “semi-procedurally generated” chambers. In 2022 there will also be a progression mode that rewards frequent play.
This is unlikely to make you decide to go with Quest 2 on your own. However, if you’ve already been curious about titles like GTA: San Andreas, it could bottom out, and it can be a good introduction to what VR can do. If nothing else, it shows what’s possible when you’re not tied to a computer.
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