Due for release on December 6th, Insomniac Games announced a new VR title for the Oculus Rift and the Oculus Touch motion controllers called The Unspoken. It’s a arena combat game set within a dark urban city centered around using some cool magic abilities.
The game was announced with a new trailer that went up over on the Insomniac Games YouTube channel. The trailer is only a minute and 44 seconds long, but it manages to capture enough of the gameplay to give gamers a thorough idea of what to expect from the upcoming game. You can check it out for yourself below.
Now I haven’t been impressed much with the VR tech in games given that a majority of them are lame and uninspired, but The Unspoken actually makes use of the Oculus Touch controllers by giving gamers something to do in the game that isn’t readily or easily executable with a standard controller.
Technically this is just a more refined version of the Wii’s motion control system, but that one segment where they have to use the magic lantern to collect the energy spheres to throw at the construct was actually pretty cool. It gives gamers a look at some precision-based gameplay that could end up being intense in the right circumstance. It’s unfortunate that you can’t actually move around, though, and instead of have to rely on teleporting, but that seems to be the way forward for most VR apps coming out.
I still think that The Unspoken is a small little app that’s more tech demo than an actual game, but it shows promise. The game will be free in a bundle pack with the Oculus Touch, which is due for release on December 6th at the end of the year. The Oculus Touch controllers will be available for $199.99 and pre-orders will open up next week on October 10th.
For more info on The Unspoken you can visit the official website.