Psytec Games were one of the earliest supporters of Oculus Rift when the headset launched in 2016, releasing exploration title Windlands on day one. Today, the team have announced that sequel, Windlands 2, will arrive next week for the headset, with versions for HTC Vive and PlayStation VR due in 2019.
Windlands 2 keeps the same grappling hook mechanic as its forebear, but instead of being a solitary experience players can now join up for a four-player co-op adventure. While the original was non-combative, this version changes the dynamic somewhat the epic titans to battle, hence the useful co-op feature.
Players can’t fight titans with just a grappling hook so Psytec Games has included a Bow weapon with which to fight them.
Other than the titans it’s more of the same, swinging through vast expansive environments – which are graphically improved – going wherever players so wish. To keep things interesting there are optional skill based Speed Run Races and collection challenges with Leaderboards, as well as multiple advanced modes, including “no hooks”, “one life” and “hook anything”. On top of that there are collectables and Easter Eggs to find, plus achievements that reward exploration with new hooks as rewards for those who like to find everything.
Windlands 2 will arrive for Oculus Rift on 12th September 2018, retailing for $29.99 USD on the Oculus Store. Psytec Games will be revealing details regarding the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR releases soon. To see the upcoming videogame in action check out the brand new trailer below. And for any further updates on Windlands 2 and Psytec Games, keep reading VRFocus.