There’s been a lot of speculation over the years on how humanity will find its defeat. Some say natural resources will run out, while some others are waiting for a real-life version of a science-fiction zombie breakout. Some other still think that we’re likely to see a Terminator-like robot uprising in the future and that certainly seems to be where Naked Sun developer, UK-based Door Z Studio is putting its money.
Naked Sun is a first-person shooter that takes place in a world being taken over by man-made machines. The story places you on a futuristic cargo train bound for the Mexico City, which, in on this alternate earth is the global capital. You’re on a mission to bring the city’s automated defense systems down from its center. In Naked Sun there’s only one way to prevent the coming apocalypse – by retaking Mexico City.
If this sounds like something you would be into, then you’re in luck because the studio has announced that the game will be releasing next week Tuesday, July 17th for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
At the start of the 23rd century, humans lost the Earth to artificial intelligence. Machines turned against their creators when every android was updated with a new prime directive: Eliminate all humans. We’ve no idea yet who gave this order or why, but maybe that will be revealed later in the game itself.
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We do know that in Naked Sun, people abandoned their cities, faced high radiation levels, and the constant android threat. Which means humanity was pushed to the brink of extinction. A handful of survivors hide in the Deadlands – ruins of ancient cities destroyed by nuclear wars – and are doggedly fighting back. However, the enemy is stronger, and the only way humans can survive is to attack now before it’s too late. But you’re going to face plenty of androids and end-level bosses before the fight is over. Luckily you’ll be able to use the destructible environment of Mexico City to your advantage.
While Naked Sun is coming to HTC Vive as well as Oculus Rift, the title does not offer a room-scale experience, and has instead opted for a 180-degree on the rails experience for extra comfort.
Naked Sun will become available on the Oculus Store (Oculus Rift) and Steam (HTC Vive and Oculus Rift) on July 17th at a discounted launch price of $11.19 US. Thereafter, it will go back to its original price of $15.99 on July 24. The studio is also planning on launching the title on PlayStation VR sometime late August.