Original (11/12/18): The long-anticipated expansion to Echo VR is nearly here, and we now know how much it’ll cost.
Oculus and Ready At Dawn today confirmed that Echo Combat will cost $9.99 when it launches on the Oculus Rift on November 15th at 12pm PST. You’ll be able to purchase the expansion as a DLC pack either on the Oculus Store page or from directly within Echo VR via the main menu or terminals in the lobby. Echo VR’s base game, Echo Arena, will still be available for free. Enjoy the new launch trailer below.
An Oculus Rift exclusive, Echo Combat provides a new twist on the zero-gravity gameplay first seen in Echo Arena and Lone Echo. You’ll take part in online battles in which you’ll seek to gun down other players as you throw yourself across arenas, protecting objectives and looking to destroy enemy targets.
The game’s going to launch with an assortment of new maps and weapons. Oculus also revealed that it’s bumping team sizes from 3v3 to 4v4 and confirmed that the game will feature a new progression system in which you’ll gain experience in public matches to unlock new cosmetic customization options.
The VR Today. Currently Virtual Reality is growing in popularity and while companies like the Oculus Rift are losing some of their customers because of unpopular marketing practices, other devices, including the HTC Vive are taking the VR stage. Furthermore, with Google Cardboard creating the concept and other companies taking note, Smartphone Virtual Reality Goggles are letting consumers easily enjoy and experience immersive virtual and augmented reality. With huge consumer base, the multiple platforms for development, and the lack of many VR games and experiences, small start-ups as well as huge companies are investing huge amounts of money into the development of content for Virtual Reality, which might very well help VR finally achieve the world-wide recognition it didn’t manage to achieve on the market for years.
Oculus says Ready At Dawn will continue to support the game throughout 2019, so expect even more content down the line.