Espire 1: VR Operative has (another) new release date, and it’s very close. The game is now set to launch in just a few days, on November 22.
The upcoming VR stealth action game has been pushed back several times already. It had an initial August launch date set, which then got pushed back to late September. However, the game was then delayed again a day before release, with an unconfirmed new release date. Publisher Tripwire Interactive and developer Digital Lode stated that the delay was to work out lingering “stability and performance issues.”
However, despite the many delays, November 22 is now the (hopefully) final release date. Espire 1 will launch on all platforms simultaneously, including the Oculus Quest and Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows MR headsets and PlayStation VR.
Although the game’s delays have been frustrating, we’ve only had positive things to say about the gameplay itself. It won our Best in Show at E3 earlier in the year, with David writing that the “ambitious design coalesces into a smooth, exciting VR game that innovates not only in terms of building a stealth shooter for VR, but also in terms of comfort options for players.”Jamie also tried a preview of the game in September on his Rift S and noted a few things he loved and a few things that could be improved.
Despite lower texture quality and a few reduced animations, the core gameplay remains intact and Espire 1 runs impressively well on the Oculus Quest,
Are you looking forward to Espire 1: VR Operative? Let us know in the comments.