Virtual reality (VR) adoption is continuing to grow and likewise so are the amount of developers and the content that they create, which is great. However, there’s a catch when studios want to create multiplayer focused experiences. Originally it was the amount of players available that could cause issues, whereas now there’s a lot more content vying for gamers attention. One way to help ensure there are always players online is to support as many devices as possible, which is exactly what Cortopia Studios has done with magical combat title Wands.
Wands already supported HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream. Now with the recent launch of Oculus Go and Lenovo Mirage Solo, Wands can now be played on both these headsets, offering an even wider choice of compatible head-mounted displays (HMD) and more match-making opportunities.
On the Lenovo Mirage Solo Wands can make full use of the headset’s WorldSense 6DoF tracking capabilities, so players can use the positional tracking to their advantage.
The title is a first-person, cross-platform, social VR PvP experience that pits players online against each other in magic duels, while others can watch through the custom-built spectator mode, enabling a full tournament experience. As players progress and level up they’ll be able to unlock more powerful spells, thus enabling strategic tactical changes depending on how they like to play. One of the most recent updates has added dynamic environments, meaning not only do players have to watch out for their opponent but also the world around them.
“Cortopia is an early pioneer of online competitive VR games,” says Cortopia Studios CEO, Andreas Skoglund in a statement. “With Wands, we’re very happy with the number of fans our title has attracted across the major platforms. Bringing our title to Oculus Go is a very important milestone for us, we are excited to welcome more future master wielders to compete in the global leaderboards in the beyond.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Wands, reporting back with the latest updates for the title.