Way back in 2016 British developer Tammeka Games released its futuristic racer Radial-G: Racing Revolved for PC VR headsets Oculus Rift and HTC Vive after a period in Early Access. This was then followed by a PlayStation VR launch the following year. Today, it has been announced that the racer has been rebooted for Oculus Quest thanks to publisher Things3D.
Now called Radial-G: Proteus, the first virtual reality (VR) title from Things3D – a new venture from the team who founded iPhone videogame publisher Chillingo – has had a visual overhaul from the original, now employing a striking cel-shaded look.
From the teaser video released Radial-G: Proteus will still keep those fast and tubular tracks the franchise is known for, which twist and split to keep the racing dynamic and intense. Those green boosts pads and red walls return, giving you obstacles to aim for and avoid, all the while keeping an eye on those opponents trying to shoot you.
There will be various gameplay modes such as Combat, Elimination and Championship to compete in depending on preference. Success will then unlock more ships to play with. Things3D hasn’t yet confirmed if Radial-G: Proteus will be single-player or feature a 16-person multiplayer option like the original (hopefully it’s the latter as Oculus Quest needs a good racing title).
Scheduled to launch on 17th December 2019, Radial-G: Proteus will feature Oculus achievements and leaderboards, with Things3D also confirming plans for more gameplay updates in the future.
Radial-G: Proteus isn’t the only racer coming to the popular standalone headset. OZWE Games is currently in the process of developing Death Lap for Oculus Quest. Another vehicular combat experience, Death Lap is a gritty, post-apocalyptic style racer set within a game show. When Radial-G: Proteus arrives next month it’ll have the racing market on Oculus Quest to itself, as Death Lap doesn’t have a release date at the moment.
As Things3D release further details regarding Radial-G: Proteus, VRFocus will keep you updated.
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Author: Peter Graham