Insomniac Games is well known for its Ratchet and Clank franchise, Sunset Overdrive, and the Spyro the Dragon series. However, the famed game development studio is interested in VR. It’s already working on a previously announced third-person VR game called Edge of Nowhere, but the studio also announced today that it’s developing two additional titles for the new medium.
The new projects seem to be exclusive to the Oculus Rift. On top of that, both games also utilize the Oculus Touch controllers. Feral Rites puts you on a magical island filled with frenzied animals. As you travel throughout the island’s jungles and temples, you’ll also have access to magical powers, including the ability to turn into one of the feral beasts. With Touch, you’ll be able to fight various enemies with a series of attacks. The VR game comes out sometime this fall, but E3 attendees can play the demo later this June.
Unlike the animal-based Feral Rites, The Unspoken puts you in the shoes of a spellcaster. With the Touch controller, you can create various magic spells to hurl fireballs, throw weapons and transform everyday objects, like a paper plane, into a real-life bomber. Of course, you’re not just casting these spells for fun. It seems that you’ll be fighting other players in one-on-one combat to see who is the best magician in the digital land. The Unspoken won’t be available until November, but just like Feral Rites, you’ll be able to play at this year’s E3.
As for Edge of Nowhere, Insomniac Games announced that the game is headed to VR on June 6. However, the developers didn’t reveal any pricing details. We’ve seen the game as early as Oculus’ press event last year, but the game is finally coming to fruition in a few months.
In addition to the three VR titles in the work, Insomniac Games is also working on 2D side-scrolling game titled Song of the Deep, and it recently launched a new Ratchet and Clank game. That’s five games in development in 2016. Needless to say, the studio will have its hands full for the next few months.