Turtle Rock Studios Working on Journey of the Gods for Oculus Quest

Today Oculus stole the show at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 showcasing the new Oculus Rift S head-mounted display (HMD). In amongst all that excitement, there were several videogame reveals for upcoming standalone Oculus Quest, one of which was Shadow Point, while the other was Journey of the Gods.

Journey of the Gods is the latest virtual reality (VR) title from the developer behind the Face Your Fear series, Turtle Rock Studios. A stylized action-adventure with role-playing game elements, Journey of the Gods pits players against enemies big and small, from attacking waves of Moonbeasts to the giant Kraken boss with its deadly tentacles, they’ll have to utilise all manner of weapons to the fullest to survive.

Mixing up both melee and ranged combat, players can choose a trusty sword and shield or rely on their aim and the ever dependable crossbow. As with any RPG journey players will need to collect useful items on route, earning upgrades the more they fight and survive.

But it’s not all just highly stylish combat and violence, there’s some thinking to do as well, with environment puzzles littered around the worlds that’ll also slow and impede progress.

Turtle Rock Studios has released a trailer showcasing some of the gameplay elements involved, but the team hasn’t yet revealed the story and why players are fighting these fantastical beasts.

Supporting both Oculus Quest and Rift, no release window has been confirmed for Journey of the Gods, and whether it’ll be available for Quest’s launch this Spring.

The wireless standalone device is expected to launch very soon, retailing for £399 USD. Offering wireless gaming thanks to a built-in battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and the inside-out tracking technology called Oculus Insight, the headset comes supplied with new Oculus Touch controllers and built-in speakers like Oculus Go.

As GDC 2019 continues through the week, VRFocus will continue bringing you the latest VR news.

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