Cloudhead Games is preparing its flagship title for Oculus Touch, an update that will be available at the time of the launch of the highly anticipated Oculus motion controllers in December.
Call of the Starseed it is the first episode of The Gallery, and it has garnered great success among HTC Vive owners. Recall that this title was one of the first that began to be developed with virtual reality as the only platform in mind, and after a successful Kickstarter campaign three years ago, we had the opportunity to test various demos with both the DK1 and the DK2 of Oculus together with Razer Hydra. We are talking about nothing less than 2013, and already at that time at Cloudhead Games they were very clear that virtual reality needed motion controllers. Valve and HTC had no doubt when they presented HTC Vive, and The Gallery soon joined the initiative becoming one of the flagship titles of SteamVR.
Now its creators do not want to forget about Oculus, since the title will have native support for its SDK and will be available at the time of the release of Oculus Touch, bringing the game to Oculus Home on December 6. And it’s not just about making the existing title compatible: in Cloudhead Games they are going to go further and make life easier for both users who want to play room scale (exactly the same as now with HTC Vive) as those who, due to space problems, limit themselves to playing standing facing the front. For this they are implementing some marks on the ground that will indicate the real direction to which we are looking, which can help us if we turn and lose orientation, so that we are always clear where the sensors are and avoid possible occlusion problems if we do not have the famous third rear sensor.
So, there will be options for all tastes, with which The Gallery aspires to become one of the titles most complete and best adapted to all possible modalities of virtual reality in the PC world: native support for all APIs and special support for different room types. If you don’t know the game yet, you can take a look at our analysis. And as for future installments of The Gallery, Cloudhead Games confirms that episode 2, titled Heart of the Emberstone, it will also feature support for SteamVR and Oculus.