First-person combat experience Sairento VR is one of the more intense virtual reality (VR) experiences for PC VR, mixing fast gun and melee combat with super-human manoeuvring capabilities. Mixed Realms has now confirmed that gameplay will be coming to Oculus Quest in Sairento Untethered.
The reason for the slight name change is quite simple, it’s not exactly the same videogame as the previous version. Due to the Oculus Quest’s capabilities, the studio isn’t porting Sairento VR to the standalone headset, instead, providing a cut back version with new content.
Mixed Realms want to keep the same gameplay mechanics as the original, allowing players to wield a variety of guns alongside katanas, throwing knives and shuriken, whilst being able to perform massive leaps and crazy wall runs. But to do this on Oculus Quest meant the amount of content had to be reduced. So there are five brand new locations to fight through instead of Sairento VR’s 13 locations.
As with most Oculus Rift ports to Quest such as Apex Construct, Sairento Untethered has also taken a graphical hit to maintain the gameplay. “Graphics are understandably not as good as compared to the PCVR version due to the Quest’s technical limitations but we focused on maintaining the awesome gameplay Sairento is known for,” states the team on Reddit.
Sairento Untethered will also be a single-player only experience, losing both the co-op modes and multiplayer PvP and PvE modes. Because of this, the Oculus Quest version will be cheaper than its PC cousin, although Mixed Realms has yet to confirm what that cost will be.
VRFocus enjoyed the original Sairento VR, giving it four stars, saying: “Sairento VR is one of the best free-flowing combat titles available for VR headsets, showcasing how far development of VR locomotion has come.” So as long as the gameplay is still in place as the developer states, then Sairento Untethered maybe worth a look.
For those that happen to own a PlayStation VR, don’t forget the Sairento VR will be getting a physical launch thanks to Perp Games on 5th July. Sairento Untethered arrives for Oculus Quest on Thursday, 27th June. For further updates keep reading VRFocus.