The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth Brings Warhammer to VR06 Dec 2017 0
Another week, another Warhammer 40K licensed product… although, if you want to get technical, The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth is Warhammer “30K”, as it’s set during the infamous period where the Chaos Legions first broke faith with the Emperor.
This is a turn-based skirmish game with an apparent focus on small groups of units. There is a Games Workshop spin-off product of the same name that is essentially a couple of dozen space marines, some Terminators and a Dreadnought pitched against each other, so this already feels like a very specific adaptation. Here’s what they’ve said about the game so far:
Original Horus Heresy Narrative: Developed by Black Library author, Rob Sanders, out-wit a plot that introduces untold threats and schemes against the Emperor.
Single-Player Campaign: 24 combat scenarios; the story progresses linearly, and each level presents unique challenges intertwined with the drama of the narrative.
A Living Battlefield: While players decide on their next action or wait on their opponent, the world around them continues to animate and fight.
Multiplayer Skirmish Mode: Players can choose between the Ultramarine and Word Bearer factions. More character classes will be added up until the final game release.
VR Mode: The “human-scale” view of Space Marine combat gives the player the feeling of being on the battlefield during Warhammer 40k action. Stand next to an 8-foot tall Marine and order him to lay down suppressing fire.
Cross-Platform Multiplayer Matchmaking: Play on PC, HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. As a turn-based game, PC vs. VR provides no advantages, only differing user experiences of the world.
It’s being created by Steel Wool Studios, who’ve created a number of interesting VR experiences to date, including another turn-based VR strategy game called Quar: Battle for Gate 18.
This is allegedly going to be the first Games Workshop licensed game created specifically for Oculus and HTC Vive, so we’ll definitely let Josh have a crack at it.
Betrayal at Calth is due to hit Early Access later this month, so we’ll bring you further coverage ASAP.