This summer is full of exciting virtual reality (VR) videogame releases but today sees one of the biggest, Vertigo Games’ After the Fall being pushed later into the year. The studio announced the delay will affect all versions with the original Oculus Quest edition hit the hardest, delayed until next year.
After the Fall has suffered a series of delays ever since it was revealed in 2019. During E3 2021 last month things looked promising with Vertigo Games’ trio of announcements still putting the multiplatform, co-op shooter on for a summer release. That’s definitely not happening now with the studio confirming via a statement on Twitter that the plan is still to launch in 2021 for most VR platforms, just not this summer.
“Unfortunately we have made the necessary decision to push the multi-platform release of After the Fall on PlayStation VR, Oculus Quest 2, and PC VR to later this year. In addition to this, we have decided to split off the launch on the original Oculus Quest to 2022,” the statement reads.
It doesn’t specifically state why this new delay has happened, just that: “With After the Fall we have set ourselves the ultimate goal of bringing you the best possible 4-player, co-op experience in VR. To ensure a smooth multi-platform launch with cross-platform support, we are giving our development team the time they need to finalise their work.”
Considering this is Vertigo Games biggest project to date it’s not surprising that the team wants to ensure After the Fall is as good as it can be, especially considering the cross-platform aspect which is a vital component of the gameplay. Much like Lone Echo II, After the Fall has become one of these major projects which have continually seen delays, greatly building anticipation and expectation for the videogame.
After the Fall will allow up to four players to fight their way through an icy, post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, filled with zombie-like monsters called Snowbreed. They’ll have to scavenge for weapons and resources, using them to craft new items and make upgrades as they try to survive.