When End Space released for Gear VR in 2016, it quickly rose ranks as one of the best Space dogfight sims for the platform and, ultimately, one of the best Gear VR experiences out there. It then came to Playstation VR and soon became a fan favorite. Now Orange Bridge Studios have announced that the game is coming to Oculus Rift today and HTC Vive next month.
If you’re not familiar with End Space, it’s a single-player space flight game that places you in the cockpit of a Minos Starfighter, the most advanced starfighter the United Trade Consortium, on a mission at the edge of inhabited space. Your mission is to protect the UTC’s secret jump-drive technology from the Tartarus Liberation Front insurgents in the Tartarus sector. Or as the locals like to call it, End Space.
Take a look at the trailer below:
The development team has been hard at work updating the game to give it a nice graphics boost, more levels, and an extended story. This new edition of the game features “higher resolution models & textures, increased shadow quality and post-processing effects such as Ambient Occlusion, Bloom, & ACES color grading,” the studio said in a blog post. Apparently, all elements of the graphics have been improved, as well as the audio. So you can, you know, really hear those pew pew sounds in space.
“With the success of End Space on Gear VR we’ve been listening to player’s demands for an enhanced and expanded release of the game specifically for the high-end VR platforms. After a year of hard work we’re very pleased to be delivering a Rift and Vive version of the game with new campaign missions, controls schemes and a host of graphical improvements,” said Lead Developer Justin Wasilenko in a statement.
End Space already supports 3 different flight modes, including gaze based (which was inspired by Eagle Flight), virtual HOTAS mode and gamepad support. Now it will support both the Rift and Vive motion controllers as well. You use your gaze to aim and your controller like a joystick to make the spaceship yaw, pitch, and roll. You can expect a lot of fast-paced, pumped up action in this game, which will become more fun the more you practice honing your flight skills.