Lone Echo II nears its October 12 launch date as the last Rift exclusive

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Lone Echo II is approaching its launch date on October 12, where it will mark itself as the latest exclusive game for the Oculus Rift PC-based virtual reality headset.

The game can also be played on a wireless Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2, as long as you use Oculus Link or Air Link to connect to a VR-compatible PC. Still, it’s the end of a kind of era, as Facebook’s Oculus has opted for the standalone Oculus Quest 2 platform, where processing takes place inside the headset (unless connected via Oculus Link to a PC), instead of Oculus Rift, which relied on the PC for its processing power.

The game comes from Ready at Dawn Studios, which Facebook bought in June 2020. The latest trailer out today suggests that the game is still scheduled for launch after it was delayed in August.

The original Lone Echo was a major achievement in VR storytelling when it debuted in 2017. It told the story of astronaut Liv and her AI assistant Jack on a journey in space at a mining station near Saturn. And now the single player game has a sequel in Lone Echo II. It will cost $ 40.


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Above: Liv is the star of Lone Echo II.

Image Credit: Oculus / Ready At Dawn Studios

Ready in Dawn Studios, which had a history of making triple-A games like Sony’s The Order: 1888, also made Echo Arena, a cool multiplayer fighting game where one team takes another in zero gravity in VR. It was groundbreaking because it did not make sensitive players like myself as sick as other games, thanks to careful design. The company also created a sequel, Echo Combat as another multiplayer title.

In Lone Echo II, players will once again play as Jack in yet another dramatic adventure alongside Liv. The sequel brings back all the features that made the original popular, including its zero-gravity controls, sharp images, and emotional history. You will need to use a new range of tools to overcome complex challenges in a 360-degree environment.

The original Lone Echo is available for $ 10 on the Rift platform. Troy Baker is the voice actor for Jack, while Alice Coulthard is the voice for Liv.


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