It’s just a few weeks now until developers can finally start release full content for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The long-anticipated device will start to ship to those that got an early pre-order in or purchased the kit’s first development kit (DK1) via Kickstarter all the way back in 2012 on 28th March 2016. One of the titles that’s on the way to the platform in the near future is The Climb from Crysis developer Crytek. Little has been seen of this rock climbing experience thus far, but now a new trailer has debuted to give fans a closer look.
In fact, the trailer, seen below, is actually a 360 degree clip, meaning fans can either watch it through YouTube on a browser and grab and pull the screen around to look around them, or watch it via the YouTube Android app and tilt their phone to move the camera or even put on a Google Cardboard mobile-based HMD and watch it in VR. The clip follows a steady Bay Ascent, showcasing a route that players will take up a mountain in a stunning Asian-set location, surrounded by an ocean dotted with other islands.
The Climb will be one of the ‘rare’ Oculus Rift titles that will support both the Xbox One gamepad and, when they release, the Oculus Touch position-tracked devices. Those aren’t set to go on sale until the second half of 2016, however. As the name suggests, the first-person experience has players negotiating a path up steep cliffs, with VR helping them to feel like they’re really making the ascent in real life.
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