Upload VR's showcase today announced an upcoming title for VR devices. Known as Low-Fi, it features a futuristic cyberpunk aesthetic. People jack in and seek oblivion through virtual entertainment, and activists fight for AI rights while the player investigates Precinct 303. More information can be found on the Anticleric itch.io page. Anticleric emphasizes story and exploration-driven gameplay within an open-world sandbox.
In addition to exploring the city, players can pursue story lines, earn credits, or play around in an arcade depending on their prerogative. Player choices mean making the best of morally ambiguous situations through dialogue and in-world actions. Accepting bribes or even framing others are options, rather than simply capturing and arresting criminals.
Flying around their jurisdiction, performing busts and arrests earn credits to spend at black market shops, purchase things through the dark web, and acquire things from ship upgrades to decorations for their minuscule apartment.
In addition to its VR gameplay, Low-Fi has plans to include Augmented Reality using overlay programs. The player's "low-fi" status means that they cannot merge with a simulation known as the platform. As a police officer, the player has transferred to Precinct 303, now forced to oversee other low-fi citizens and artificial beings among the populace after an AI singularity.
A specific release date has not been announced, but be sure to check back with us here at TechRaptor for all the news about Low-Fi. The game is compatible with the Oculus Rift, SteamVR, and Windows MR VR devices.
I don't have much to say apart from the fact this looks very cool. Definitely something for VR headset owners to keep an eye on. You can access an in-development build now via their itch.io page linked above.
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