Call of the Sea, the indie adventure game that developer Out of the Blue Games launched back in 2020, has just revealed new screenshots for an upcoming VR version of the game. Call of the Sea VR was redesigned with Unreal Engine 4, and will be available on Meta Quest 2. Here’s the first look at the VR version of the game, from developer Out of the Blue Games:
Call of the Sea was an absolute hit right when it launched, capturing a pure sense of adventure with its interesting puzzles and charming art design, which reflects the traditional explorer aesthetic. The environments are also well-designed.
Combing all of these features makes Call of the Sea a perfect candidate for VR gameplay, since the game is driven more by mystery and discovery. Larger-scale action sequences have always been difficult to translate into VR, which is still a burgeoning technology and continues to feel clunky, even when it comes to simple shooters.
In fact, today’s new screenshots look a little clunky compared to the original game too. But it does give fans an idea of how immersive Call of the Sea VR has the potential to be. It was always a highly interactive title, so it’ll be intriguing to see how players will need to adjust in order to complete familiar puzzles. It’s also an opportunity to add even more tangible objects, if the devs choose to go that route.
All of the visuals and mechanics aside, the story in Call of the Sea often receives the highest praise. Plot is unusual for the VR genre, so it’ll be a welcome addition to the Meta Quest library that makes VR a little more accessible. After all, it’s also expensive tech, so the fanbase will be smaller. It speaks volumes that the devs invested in redesigning this indie for VR.
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