Developer CM Games says its VR debut, Into the Radius, is inspired eldritch horror. In other words, the game looks strikingly similar to the Stalker series. That’s a good thing.
This post-apocalyptic shooter is coming to Steam Early Access on November 6. Into The Radius is set in a soviet wasteland in which players explore an open-world, fending off creepy enemies with guns. Check it out in the trailer below.
CM describes this as a survival shooter. As you explore the mysterious Pechorsk Radius you’ll need to learn navigation skills and plan for missions with the correct gear. Weapons, meanwhile, sport realistic handling and can be modified with attachments. You’ll also need to take care of them so they won’t jam.
We could see this going two ways. Much of Into The Radius looks promisingly polished, and it clearly has grand ambitions. It’s too early to tell, though, if the drab environments will lend a sense of atmosphere or make exploring this ruined world a bit of a slog.
Obviously we’re hoping for the former. In Early Access, the game will have much of its map to explore and a handful of missions. However, the developer is promising that the full release, set for Q1 2020, will have over 15 hours of playable story. Let’s see if it can live up to those promises.
As a neat little tie-in, the developer has also created a VRChat companion world for the game.
The game will be launching with support for all major PC VR headsets. Will you be picking up Into The Radius? Let us know in the comments below!