Originally scheduled for release September 20th, Adr1ft has been postponed to the launch date of the Oculus Rift.
It’s a shame, because it’s astonishing visuals and intriguing gameplay had has hooked from the start, but with its release date now Q1 2016 it means Adr1ft will become one of the launch titles for the Rift headset.
505 Games, the Publisher behind Adr1ft, explained that its renewed focus being on virtual reality meant the company wanted the title to be ready and polished for the Rift’s release. With support for regular desktop monitors as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the shift in focus is a positive sign that publishers and developers are becoming more confident with VR gaming titles. Releasing the game alongside the Oculus Rift CV1 should also give the title a boost in sales.
Adr1ft stands out from the typical FPS crowd by its lack of combat sequences in the game. The game follows an astronaut stranded in space, with a focus on exploration and puzzle solving. The lack of gravity makes it possible to move in all directions, but the player is limited by the amount of oxygen and the length of the safety cable that they can attach to objects.
There’s no playable code at the time of writing, but the video and screenshots released so far show much promise.