Do you know how sometimes you see a game and you think, THEY MADE THIS VIDEO GAME FOR ME AND ME ALONE.
I'm sure Crytek are making this Oculus Rift game about rock climbing for me.
I mean seriously, just look at the video above. The main character even chalks up.
Okay let me bring it back for a second.
This game is called 'The Climb'. It's a virtual reality climbing experience for the Oculus Rift and it's playable using game controllers. It looks pretty awesome from where I'm sitting.
As a big fan of real life rock climbing (mainly bouldering) I'm super excited about this. I'm hoping The Climb will feature guys at the bottom of the climb shouting instructions to you. Just like real life.
Especially knowing this (taken from The Climb's Q&A on the official site):
The Climb uses elements of the real life sport in gameplay to give players the sensation of rock climbing. For example, gameplay revolves around exploring rock faces to find a path to the top, and you must find different grips or holds, each with their own challenge, to lift yourself as you chart your own route. Rock climbing in real life is physically demanding. As athletes climb they sweat and chalk is used by climbers to return grip to sweaty hands. This is reflected in the game, as the more active you are, the more you’ll need to use chalk on your in-game hands so you can stay on the rock!
The bold part sounds especially awesome -- will this game focus on body movement, finger strength and real-time problem solving like proper climbing? That's the dream, for me at least. Regardless, I'm super keen.
The Climb will support the Oculus Rift touch controllers and Xbox One controllers. There's no official price or release date yet.