When Multiverse announced their survival shooter Seeking Dawn in 2017, it sounded it could just maybe be the type of survival game we’ve been excitedly anticipating for virtual reality. Because this game apparently has it all – a strange alien planet, passive and aggressive animals, exploration, scavenging, crafting, and building. Not to mention the promise of a cast of interesting characters and ancient mysteries to discover, and an overarching storyline that involves you trying to find a way home. Plus all that is packaged into what the developers are promising will be “dozens of hours of gameplay”. Overall – from what we’ve seen of the gameplay through trailers and screenshots – Seeking Dawn looks like it borrows elements from games like Farpoint and The Solus Project. Well, sign me up right now!
While no final release date has been set for Seeking Dawn yet, the developers have recently confirmed that the game will be coming to PlayStation VR, Steam, Oculus store and Windows MR. Multiverse also just announced that they will be holding a closed beta and that signups will open on January 30th along with pre-orders for the game.
Check out the Alpha teaser trailer below:
So what exactly can you expect from this game? Well, Freeman Fan, CEO, and Founder of Multiverse Entertainment, once stated that games like Don’t Starve and Minecraft were inspirations for the game. Which tells me that the scavenging and crafting mentioned above will definitely play a central role in the game. But it also has FPS combat and promises to be a gritty story-driven survival RPG. You’ll be able to build an automated and base to share with your teammates should you decide to play the co-op multiplayer mode. Or you could just throw all caution to the wind and go up against them in the PvP mode which will support up to 20 players according to the Seeking Dawn website.
Either way, you’ll be able to explore the environment at your leisure with, ‘full movement’ – which could mean smooth locomotion. Though no word on the locomotion options the game offers just yet. Climbing and swimming mechanics are mentioned as well.
That’s Not All Folks
If all that isn’t enough, Multiverse is also promising full character development with extensive skill trees – something we’ve been looking for in VR but sadly haven’t come across. The game also won HTC VIVE & Tencent GAD’s Best Visual Effects Award of 2017. So all of the content and gameplay is packaged in some pretty wrapping with a nice little bow on top too.
To be honest, it’s pretty hard to dampen my excitement for this game because it falls into one of my favorite genres (RPG) and it seems to promise everything that’s been missing from the genre in VR so far. That being said, we’ll have to wait and see if Seeking Dawn lives up to the lofty expectations Multiverse has created for it. We’ll keep you updated on any further developments.
If you want to sign up for the closed beta, you can do so on the game’s website but will have to wait until sign-ups open at 12:00 am PST on January 30th. The closed beta will take place sometime in February.
Let us know in the comments if you’re just as excited about Seeking Dawn as we are.