When it comes to epic sci-fi adventures in space last week’s launch of No Man’s Sky: Beyond with its virtual reality (VR) will likely keep gamers engrossed for some time to come. For those not interested in Hello Games’ title – or more accurately those on Oculus Quest or Google Daydream – then indie studio Orange Bridge Studios will be releasing End Space for both headsets at the end of the month.
The launch will actually be for End Space version 1.0.5 across all of its currently supported platforms, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Gear VR, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality and PlayStation VR.
Discussing the two new versions, Justin Wasilenko, Director Orange Bridge Studios said in an email: “The Quest version offers the best visuals over previous mobile releases and we are excited to offer cross-buy with the Oculus Rift. I am hoping End Space on Daydream revives some attention to the platform that has seen some neglect recently. We had a lot of problems with Daydream development but Google has been very helpful in providing hardware and updating its SDK in the development of End Space on Daydream.
In addition to Oculus Quest and Google Daydream support, the update will feature flatscreen compatibility for Steam users plus keyboard and mouse support. Language support has also been improved adding German, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (with full voice-over).
End Space originally launched in 2016 for Gear VR, with PlayStation VR added in 2017 followed by Oculus Rift and Steam in 2018. There’s no mining or scavaging for resources here, End Space is all about space-based battles inside your Minos Starfighter as you battle for the Tartarus sector. Check out VRFocus’ review of the Oculus Rift version of End Space for some hands-on info.
The update will also see the price levelled across most platforms, coming in at a uniform $14.99 on Oculus Store, Steam and Google Store. The PlayStation VR version receives a 75 percent saving globally as part of Sony August Savings sale. End Space 1.0.5 will be made available on Thursday 29th August 2019 at 10:00 am PST.