The Climb Dev Diary Reveals Crytek’s Inspiration For Extreme Sports VR Title


As one of the more prolific developers in the industry when it comes to VFX wizardry, news that Crytek is developing an extreme sports title for Oculus Rift ought to pique the interest of, well, just about everyone.

Entitled The Climb, the studio’s immersive experience is aiming to “throw players into one of the world’s most dangerous extreme sports. Scale the cliffs of stunning, real-life locations like Vietnam’s Halong Bay, recreated in hyper-realistic detail with breathtaking 3D visuals.”

Currently confirmed for Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift alone, in today’s featurette the studio runs through the creative process involved in rendering photo-realistic interpretations of real-world environments, most notably Vietnam’s picturesque Halong Bay.

No release date nor pricing details have been divulged for The Climb, but Crytek expects it to debut within the launch window of the Oculus Rift. At the moment, the official pre-order page for the head-mounted device claims that the first wave of consumer-ready models will start shipping in July 2016. With that in mind, expect more information to emerge regarding Crytek’s visually stunning VR title and many more launch window games for the Rift in the coming months.

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