We haven’t actually had the chance to see many games created with VR tech in mind. A lot of the stuff we’ve seen for Oculus, for instance, is either a tech demo or an older game repurposed like Team Fortress.
Please don’t think that’s a complaint, it’s not. It’s just goes to show that we don’t really know where developers are going to take these platforms.
The Assembly is a recently announced game that will launch on not just one VR platform, but three including the Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, and the HTC Vive. They just released a trailer for the game that looks fascinating, check it out:
It sounds like we’ll find out more about the game at E3, according to the game’s developer nDreams.
“We can’t wait for the world’s media to get their hands on The Assembly in its new and improved form at this year’s E3.”
What Is the Assembly?
As you can see from the trailer, it has been created specifically as a launch title to go along with VR tech.
Players will investigate “a mysterious organisation that has been experimenting outside the constraints of government scrutiny and society’s morals”. Several lines of dialogue in the trailer allude to this as well.
If the game sounds a bit familiar, that’s because it was originally unveiled at E3 last year (2014). We were even treated to quite a bit of footage of the game during a stage demo.
According to nDreams, however, they’ve done a bunch of additional work on the game including rebuilding with Unreal Engine 4. nDreams CEO Patrick O’Luanaigh says:
“Over the last year, we have moved The Assembly to Unreal Engine 4 and continued to enhance every aspect of the game, from its graphical fidelity to the scope and scale of its gameplay and narrative”
Of course, there’s no word on a release date yet particularly because we don’t know the release date of the supported platforms. There are many rumors that claim E3 this year will have a lot of information regarding VR tech. Sony is expected to show off Project Morpheus so they might even present some playable titles.