Looking for a new real-time strategy (RTS) title to sink your teeth into? Then keep an eye out for White Noise Games’ upcoming project Eternal Starlight which is set to launch next week for Oculus Quest and PC VR headsets.
Eternal Starlight puts you in command of a fleet of starships, waging a war against a hostile alien race called the Kraya. From a third-person perspective, you have to deploy and position a selection of craft, each with their own specialities which can turn the tide of battle.
Consisting of a 28 mission campaign as well as a skirmish mode where you can access all ships, missions revolve around helping various alien races and in doing so gaining access to their resources and technology so you can upgrade your flagship and purchase smaller vessels. In total there will be 6 unlockable starting loadouts for 2 different flagships.
In development since 2016, Eternal Starlight has been designed as a comfortable experience for all players, enabling them to scale the play space however they wish. From a wider world view to right up close and in the midst of battle, the title can be played room-scale, standing or seated. And for Oculus Quest owners, Eternal Starlight also features full hand tracking support.
“I took inspiration for Eternal Starlight from games like FTL, Mass Effect and Homeworld,” said indie developer David Wallin of White Noise Games in a statement. “Adapting RTS to VR was challenging, but we’ve created a novel experience for space strategy fans. We came up with a locomotion system that allows you to move around comfortably while being a core part of the gameplay.”
Eternal Starlight is set to launch next Thursday, 17th June for Oculus Quest and Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Oculus Quest owners can pre-order the videogame now for £14.99 GBP that also gains them an exclusive Fusion Blast starting loadout for their flagship. For further updates on Eternal Starlight, keep reading VRFocus.