Today Insomniac and Oculus has announced that they’re working together again, this time on an open world FPS named Stormland. To go with the announcement, they’ve released a trailer for the game.
In the game you play as a robotic gardener who tends to the world. You’re killed by a faction of androids known as The Tempest, but thanks to some luck and the plants you cared for you’re brought back to life and given a second chance. Your goal? Save the other robots by defeating The Tempest.
The trailer itself doesn’t contain too much gameplay, but it does show off a bit of shooting and exploration. You’ll get to see the main character using a jetpack to explore, along with attaching various limbs to their body to upgrade themselves. Eventually, they get into a fight, which sees the player throwing grenades, deploying energy shields, and using an assault rifle with various fire modes. At the end of the fight, they then revive another robot.
On a blog on Oculus’ website, they describe the game a bit more. Here they talk a bit about how you’ll be able to explore the world to your liking, using your jetpack to help get around. In addition, they mention that you’ll be able to “explore forgotten ruins with friends”, meaning the game does feature a co-op component. Stormlands is due to come out sometime in 2019, with more news expected later this year.
This isn’t the first time Insomniac has worked with Oculus. In fact, it’s not the second or third either. Insomniac has developed three games for Oculus Rift so far: Edge of Nowhere, Feral Rites, and The Unspoken. All three came out in 2016, to various degrees of praise, though the general consensus is that The Unspoken was the best of the three. Insomniac is also currently working on Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4.
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