The development studio, Coatsink, is set to bring their entire back catalog of mobile VR games to the Xiaomi Mi standalone headset. The news comes after a partnership was announced between the UK based studio and the Chinese electronics company, Xiaomi.
The Xiaomi Mi standalone is the product of Oculus’s collaboration with Xiaomi, who manufactured the Oculus Go. The two companies hope to open up more avenues for developers to distribute content to a wider markets. With any luck, Coatsink is the first of many such partnerships.
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They Suspect Nothing, Augmented Empire, A Night Sky and Esper 2 have all launched alongside the Mi. However, Esper 1 isn’t expected to be available until later this year. All of the releases have been fully localized, including game text and in-game UI.
Marketing Manager, Kane Forrester, expresses the studios excitement saying that “This partnership builds on the strong investment Coatsink have been making into expanding their brand visibility and availability within South East Asia. We’re very proud of the games and experiences we have produced for Mobile VR and are delighted to have partnered with Xiaomi to bring them to the Chinese market. It’s been fantastic to work alongside the Xiaomi team to ensure we meet and exceed the expectations of Chinese customers and we’re excited to see our games available on the Mi headset.”
Personally, I think that whatever puts more games in VR players headsets is pretty great. Especially when the time is taken to properly localize the content. So, congratulations to Xiaomi for last week’s launch of the Mi standalone and to Coatsink for adding to the platform.