Insomniac Games Announces Edge Of Nowhere - An Oculus Rift-Exclusive VR Adventure

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Jun 13, 2015 10:00 AM
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Insomniac Games took to the stage during the Oculus Rift presentation for a surprise game reveal. The developer’s next title will be Edge of Nowhere - A VR Adventure, an adventure game creative exclusively for the Oculus Rift.

The Sunset Overdrive and Ratchet & Clank developer claims the game was built from the ground up as a dedicated virtual reality experience. Edge of Nowhere takes players to the frozen tundras of the Arctic, in search of a missing expedition of explorers. Before long things take a turn for the worse, unearthing all sorts of betentacled Lovecraftian horrors lurking beneath the icy surface.

"Travel to the frigid reaches of the Antarctic in search of a missing expedition," said Insomniac CEO Ted Price. "As you venture deep into the unknown, you will encounter a surreal world which will test you. It will twist you. And eventually it may break you. You're surrouned on all sides by the unexpected, and nothing is as it seems."

Insomniac’s no stranger to exclusive games - all but one of its 19-year history of games has been exclusive to a particular platform. The one that wasn't, Fuse, is incidentally the lowest-scoring game in the company's otherwise illustrious history.

However, Edge of Nowhere does mark an interesting shift from Oculus’ point of view - gaining exclusive support and games for its VR headset which won’t be compatible with rival platforms, like HTC’s Vive or Samsung’s GearVR. Insomniac isn’t alone in joining them either; Eve Valkyrie is also exclusive to the Oculus Rift for the foreseeable future.

Do you like the look of Insomniac Games first PC exclusive? What do you make of Oculus’ tactics on locking down games exclusively to its headset?

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10:04 Jun-14-2015

Don't expect this one to sell well due to the fact that it's 'VR only' but it looks to be a great game.

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17:38 Jun-13-2015

the oculus rift should have 1st person games only....3rd person view doesn't seem right for me...it might be the only one

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16:05 Jun-13-2015

Looks good; but I really wish that it wasn't exclusive to oculus/vr;


it'll be years before will be in any position to even think of going to vr gaming I don't have the money and me being near bedridden means I wont be able to for the foreseeable future; at least 5+ years.


I really hope/wish that they would allow it to be played non vr like most games.


plus this is right up my alley; I'd love to play this. :(

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13:58 Jun-13-2015

i can already imagine it...
VR exclusive horror games

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11:02 Jun-13-2015

Its 3rd person just for the demo I guess. VR is only first person right?

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10:03 Jun-13-2015

VR exclusive game? NO THANKS.

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