Downward Spiral: Horus Station is preparing for release later this month on PC. The game will feature Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality support for the PC version. A PlayStation 4 version with optional VR support will launch later this year.
Developed by indie studio 3rd Eye Studios, Downward Spiral: Horus Station is an upcoming title where players will explore a lost-in-space vessel, one that’s been abandoned by the crew, with a little-to-no idea why they left. As players move through the ship, they will solve puzzles using the equipment around them including bolt throwers, rail guns, arc welders, and even more to take out any threats possible.
Players will be, as stated, tasked with finding out why the Horus Station was abandoned, what caused the team to leave, and ultimately fight for their own life if need be. Through the use of atmospherics, environmental designs, and gameplay elements, players will see the storytelling itself come to life through visual design elements. Toss in a ’70s-inspired retro-chich look and an electronic style soundtrack composed by Ville Valo (HIM), and the game itself will be one to admire.
3rd Eye Studios has confirmed that the game will feature both non-VR and VR experiences for those who wish to take their adventure one step further into the VR realm of gaming by using motion control based gameplay elements. The team has also confirmed that alongside the campaign at release, the game will feature PvE multiplayer modes that include Deathmatch, Horde and Survivor mode challenges at release.
“Downward Spiral: Horus Station represents our dream of how immersion, interactivity, and storytelling can combine into a cohesive whole,” said Gregory Louden, Lead Designer of 3rd Eye Studios. “We’d like to combine the thought-provoking mysteries of sci-fi classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris and combine it with the moody, immersive and interactive atmosphere.”
Downward Spiral: Horus Station is set to launch on PC with VR and Windows Mixed Reality support on May 31, 2018, and will cost $19.99 USD. 3rd Eye Studios has confirmed that a PlayStation 4 version with PSVR support will launch this summer.
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