After so many delays it might be one of those launch date announcements you take with hesitation but Ready At Dawn has now come back with a date for Lone Echo II. The sci-fi adventure built for Oculus Rift is slated to release in exactly two weeks.
In a statement today, Ready At Dawn said: “Over the last couple months now, our team has been hard at work polishing the game to meet our desired quality level. As always, our goal has been to bring you an entertaining and immersive experience when adventuring with Liv and Jack. Today, we’re excited to announce Lone Echo II will be released on October 12, 2021.”
There’s quite a bit of anticipation for the videogame – well there is at VRFocus anyway – so it’s understandable when the team adds: “We love the Lone Echo universe and felt we needed a little more time to give the game the polish and love it deserved. So, thank you all for your patience and understanding throughout development.”
And it has been a long old road. The original Lone Echo arrived in 2017 with this sequel confirmed during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019. Initially expected in 2020, like many studios Ready At Dawn had to readjust to working remotely, impacting development and pushing the release further back. It was back in July when excitement was built with an August launch date followed by a reversal only three weeks later.
Hopefully, that date is now set in stone and fans can see what happens next to Captain Olivia Rhodes and her trusty sidekick Jack. Lone Echo’s story takes place on an advanced mining facility within the rings of Saturn when things begin to go wry due to an anomaly. As Jack, an AI housed within a synthetic body, you have to ensure Rhodes’ survival in this zero-g environment by solving puzzles and both inside and outside the facility. Those weightless mechanics will return in the sequel alongside a new threat.
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