Obduction, the sci-fi adventure game developed by Cyan released its latest version today, making the game compatible with the HTC Vive and touch controls for the Oculus Rift.
The new update promises to deliver a richer and more immersive experience than anything seen before using VR technology. The updated version will be available PC, Mac and Oculus, and is available for $29.99 on Steam. Owners of the game will receive the update that allows Vive and Rift Touch support for free.
Serving as a spiritual successor to Cyan’s earlier titles Myst and Riven, Obduction was developed to present the idea VR setting. The title encourages players to explore and discover new secrets in the world of Obduction as they try to find their way back home after being transported to an alien planet across the universe.
The game was first announced as a Kickstarter project back in 2013 with a goal of one million dollars. The project reached its goal and released in August of 2016. In October of the same year, Cyan released an update for the game that allowed for Oculus Rift support, one of the project’s stretch goals. Another update was released a month later that allowed for smoother turning controls in order to counteract possible VR sickness.
The Oculus Rift touch controllers launched recently in December 2016. The new product has been praised by many critics as the missing link in VR technology. For a game like Obduction, it’s easy to see how being able to interact with the many objects found in the game could help deliver a more realistic experience as well as giving an added layer of depth to the puzzles in the game.
Obduction and its update are available now on PC and have been announced for PlayStation 4 sometime in 2017, being made compatible with the PlayStation VR headset.