Espire 1: VR Operative is set to launch Sept. 24, 2019, as confirmed by publisher Tripwire Interactive’s website. Espire 1: VR Operative will be releasing for the following VR platforms: the Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality, and PlayStation®VR.
Initially Espire 1: VR Operative was scheduled for an August release, as we mentioned in our list of August 2019 VR Games, but the developer went silent, and now the game has come back from the shadows. A high claim to fame, the developer Digital Lode and publisher Tripwire Interactive are calling Espire 1: VR Operative:
GoldenEye 007 meets Metal Gear Solid in immersive virtual reality.
The game has an interesting twist, as you play as a drone operator, better known as an Espire Agent piloting a combat droid in order to complete missions. Throughout the game, there are other droids scattered throughout levels that act as extra lives, however there is a kicker: as an Espire Agent, you are working for the Australian Government.
If you missed it, look at the announcement trailer below to see what stealth combat feels like in Espire 1: VR Operative:
As a government operative you will need to be mindful of every gadget you decide to use, and the damage you do to your environment, as Espirewill consider how cost-effective you were at completing a mission. This increases tension, as the most minimalist approach will make encounters more challenging. Check out the gallery below for more of the in-game action:
Espire 1: VR Operative is now available for pre-order on Steam, and it comes with a free copy of Killing Floor: Incursion. PlayStation Store pre-orders will start Aug. 30, 2019 with a 15 percent discount.