Anshar Studios Announces First Person VR Experience – Detached

Interest in virtual reality is growing fast. We keep getting told that VR games are the future of the video game industry. Anshar Studios has now placed their first piece on the board. Its name is Detached. The game is set to be among the first titles to reach the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

We’ve previously reported that over 300 game developers are working on VR titles. The list of games with support for the Oculus Rift is growing every week. Polish developer Anshar Studios announced just last week that they will be releasing an intriguing new sci-fi game. The game is a First Person Experience (FPX) focused on rivalry, exploration and survival. It will send players to the VR-friendly landscape of outer space to explore a sandbox environment, this while solving all kinds of tasks and competing against a rival.

Detached Screenshot

Detached sets you off under the guidance of a simple narrative presence, as detailed by Anshar. “The story in the game tells of two corporations that went to ruin after a conflict over a discovery at a mining facility. As the last remaining member of his faction, the player will go on a desperate journey during which he must not only explore the area in search of supplies like oxygen and fuel, but also outwit and outrun the sole survivor of the other faction”. You’ll have to explore to find oxygen and fuel while facing another survivor from the other ruined corporation.

Detached will be released on PC with VR support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in Q3 2016. It will cost $24.99.

PRESS RELEASE – January 27th 2016, Katowice, Poland

Anshar Studios is an independent development team from Poland that’s been invited as the keynote speaker for the Asia Pacific Game Summit. The conference was visited by 1,500 attendees last year and is expecting even more participants this year. The meeting will take place between January 28th and February 2nd during the Taipei Game Show in Taiwan. The event, expected to gather more than 500,000 gamers and 3,000 exhibitors this year.  It seems like a perfect opportunity for the team to finally reveal the first details on Detached. The amazing teaser trailer that just has been released certainly proves that for Virtual Reality and sci-fi fans, Detached may turn out to be a true gem worth waiting for.

Watch the announcement teaser trailer here to get prepared for what Detached will have to offer and PRE-ORDER NOW. For a limited time only the game is available for USD 19.99 (EUR 17.99). Moreover, all gamers who decide to pre-order will soon be able to take part in the Detached closed beta program and help developers test and improve the game. The launch of the program will be announced in a couple of weeks.

Pre-orders were prepared in cooperation with Anshar Studios’ partner, G2A.COM, who has a special surprise for those who place their orders fast enough. The first 50 registrants will receive a $10 G2A.COM digital gift card. The next 100 registrants will receive a $5 G2A.COM digital gift card. And the following 100 registrants will receive a $2 G2A.COM digital gift card. Gift cards will be sent via email after March 28th.

On top of that, one randomly chosen registrant will receive a 3D printed figure of the character from the game. The figure will be available for self-painting and will come with a signed certificate of authenticity from Anshar Studios game developers. This 3D Detached character will be available to win for all those who place their pre-orders no later than March 29th.

We’re proud that we got the opportunity to work with such an experienced team as Anshar Studios. This will be an interesting year for all Virtual Reality fans around the globe and we are certain, that Detached is one of those titles they should definitely keep an eye on – G2A.COM Business Development Team.

THE PLOT

Detached will take you on an exciting journey to the future, where humankind has finally found the way to travel through space, crossing distances that used to be unimaginable. But no discovery goes without a price. Pushing the boundaries of the known universe led not only to rapid colonization of distant worlds and mining operations in search of unique resources, but also allowed big corporations to grow, gaining power and meaning they’ve never had before. Free from the jurisdiction of Earth governments (limited to the boundaries of our solar system), they were able to explore the universe using their own resources and money from private investors, but more importantly – following their own rules. Finally, they discovered alien presence on one of the colonized planets. However, none of the devices or technologies the explorers were able to find were functioning or available for use. Until now.

Genesis Corporation – one of two leading tech companies, has finally discovered a working alien artifact at one of their mining sites in Theta sector. Trying to keep it secret, they silently started to transform the mine into a research and development facility. Careful not to alert competitors, they provided no extra security for their actions. But no such discovery can be kept under wraps for long. Soon enough, the R17 corporation, the biggest rival of Genesis, learned about the discovery. A small R17 attack squad consisting of a single light cruiser and a couple of dropships and fighters was sent to take control over the artifact.

The Genesis station, with virtually no defense capabilities, was overrun in seconds. The mine chief called in the Genesis Corporation space station for help. But instead of expected rescue, which the station commander that received the call knew would not get there in time, a sleeper agent activated a KDD (Kill Don’t Destroy) bomb during the attack. This was the beginning of the end for both tech giants.

GAMEPLAY

Designed from the very beginning for Virtual Reality headsets, Detached will allow gamers to experience the outer space like they never did before. Exploring beautiful sandbox environment and solving outstanding puzzles while trying to beat the rival was all designed with one idea in mind. Ensure full immersion in the game.

After the corporations’ war over the alien artifact, the gamer will find himself as a sole survivor from his faction, trying to find his way back to Earth. During his long journey, he’ll not only be forced to explore the area looking for supplies like oxygen and fuel, but in order to survive he’ll also need to outwit and outrun a rival from the other faction.

The first choice the gamer will have to make – which corporation to represent – will impact the story as well as quests to accomplish and puzzles to solve. But more importantly, it will also completely change the style of gameplay. In a game like Detached, where the whole intrigue is built around a non-violent puzzle and exploration version of the “capture the flag” mode known from shooter games, such details are crucial for the end victory.

Detached Screenshot

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