Straylight is an upcoming VR game that sees you fling your way through the cosmos. It has been in Steam Early Access since February of 2020 and received favourable reviews over on that platform. It even went on to be voted “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice: Best Digital” at Ohayocon 2020. Daniel Seery, co-founder of Dr Bloc spoke about their ambition to create a sense of immersion as the player flings through space.
“We want players to find an incredible feeling of flow in Straylight, which starts by solving how to do totally comfortable movement in VR […] VR is about total immersion, and the Straylight unlocks it, allowing as many as possible to feel the thrill of propelling through space and attempt the hardcore platforming challenges waiting among the stars.”Daniel Seery ~ Dr Bloc.
What Is Straylight?
Straylight is a first-person VR platformer all about soaring across abstract cosmic environments. It utilises the Fling Engine which ensures that the swinging system feels comfortable yet fast-paced and exciting. There is a slew of new features promised for the post-early access stage. These include dozens of new levels, leaderboards, achievements and more. If you’ve ever dreamed of soaring through the cosmos like you’re a web-slinging Superman, then Straylight might just be the game for you. Here’s some of what you can expect when it launches later this year for VR platforms:
- Swing and soar through the cosmos in this first-person VR platformer
- Explore a myriad of galaxies riddled with obstacles to be avoided
- Listen to the synthwave soundtrack by Rob “88bit” Kovacs as you fly
- Unlock various achievements and make your way up the leaderboards
Release Date & Price
Straylight is launching during Q3 2021 for the Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest and Quest 2, PlayStation VR, Valve Index and HTC Vive. It is set to cost $19.99. You can currently pick up the Early Access version over on its Steam store page for $19.99, and try out a free demo in case you’re unsure. What are your thoughts on Straylight? Do you like the look of it? Let us know down in the comments below.