Sydney-based indie developer Blowfish Studios has announced that its upcoming real-time strategy game, Siegecraft Commander, will be coming to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive - in addition to its existing launch platforms of PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
When playing Siegecraft Commander in virtual reality, you'll be able to look freely around the map with your headset of choice, while you'll also be able to use either unit's motion control offering, or a gamepad, in place of the mouse and keyboard. Blowfish CEO Benjamin Lee said of the game's VR mode:
"The realistic birds-eye view that HTC Vive and Oculus Rift provide of Siegecraft Commander is a perfect fit for real-time strategy ... Looking across the map while crafting powerful structures and toppling enemy defenses makes you truly feel like a grand strategist mobilizing an unstoppable force."
The game offers both real-time and turn-based modes, however the singleplayer mode focuses on real-time strategy. Players expand their influence by literally catapulting new buildings out of their towers, laying down walls along the trajectory and allowing for further catapult-based expansion. The same system is used to attack enemy structures, by flinging explosive barrels or placing defensive towers.
Siegecraft Commander will launch in Q3 of this year, with its PC VR versions being available at the same time as its regular version. Whether or not you're playing in VR, you'll be able to play against anyone else, so both VR and non-VR players can face each other and have the same strategic experience.