The Station team has announced that its first-person sci-fi title, The Station, will come to VR in Q3 2018 and will support both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. In addition, the team released a new patch that adds a “Free Explore” mode to the game.
According to the press release, the Free Explore mode gives players complete access to the Espial, making it possible to wander the dark halls of the station at their own pace. Without doors to unlock or puzzles to solve, the facility exhibits a more contemplative nature that lends itself well to taking of the Progressive Sci-Fi theme. VR will enhance Free Explore mode, allowing players to truly take in the sights.
The Station’s in-game Augmented Reality UI is also reported to feel even better in VR. This system provides a visual representation of conversations, correspondence, and a map at all times. When opening the menu, a single button press deploys the menu, which hovers in physical space and can be left there as long as players want.
Throughout April, six new languages will be added to the game so more people around the world can appreciate the mysteries of The Station. Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese translations will come to PC every two weeks over the next month and a half.