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Landfall is a new sci-fi RTS built for the Oculus Rift

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VR and AR development studio Force Field has announced a new and potentially very interesting RTS in the works for the Oculus Rift called Landfall. The studio said it is "looking to redefine one of gaming’s most popular genres, as it is reimagined for the new VR vantage point."   

The setup is fairly standard videogame fare—world-ending cataclysm followed by vicious fighting over what remains, because that's how humanity rolls—and the basic elements of gameplay seen in the trailer look pretty straightforward too. What makes it stand out is the way that players will view and interact with the game world.

"This immersive tactical action game takes advantage of the 'diorama' effect made possible in VR, placing you just above the battle with a panoramic third-person view," Force Field explained. "When the gameplay calls for more precision, you’ll jump into a first-person POV to provide cover for your team." 

There's not much else to see at this point—Landfall isn't currently listed among the Oculus "experiences"—but you can find out more about the studio that's making it at forcefieldvr.com. It's expected to be ready for release by the end of the year.

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.