First, check out this trailer that’s captured from the game itself. As you can see, this is played from the third person perspective, something which is rather uncommon for VR.
Theseus is an immersive VR experience, that offers a new take on the myth of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth. You wake up alone, stranded in a hostile and mysterious place. With Ariadne’s voice as your only guide, you explore alleys and chambers, venturing deep into the heart of the Labyrinth. In the distance, you can see a pillar of light. It shines in the darkness, beckoning you to go ever forward…
You have the chance to unveil the truth behind the Labyrinth, but soon you shall discover that you are not alone. The mighty Minotaur is the ruler of this world, and you are not a welcomed visitor.
Apparently, this is due to the relationship between “Theseus”, our main character of the game, as well as the Minotaur. According to the developer, Theseus is the prey, the ‘only human’ to his 33 feet tall enemy with an otherworldly strength.
Of course, it will be suicidal to take on the Minotaur head-on. You will have to make use of various strategies, such as resorting to stealth. Fortunately for you, the monster is blind so he will have to rely on his sense of hearing and smelling. Try not to move too much if you want to survive. If that’s not challenging for you, the Minotaur can summon and send his minions to sniff you out.
The game is set mainly in a desolated yet hostile labyrinth, and being in third person allowing you to view the environment in a wider scope. You can roam those massive halls, but you can also have ‘the claustrophobic feeling of crawling in a ruined and damp tunnel.’
The Unreal Engine 4 game is partially inspired by Fumito Ueda’s ICO, Shadow of the Colossus and also the Last Guardian. This game will be coming to Playstation VR first, with prior demo shown on an Oculus Rift with a Xbox One gamepad. Given these 2 points, its safe to assume this game will be launching PC for at least the Oculus Rift at a later date.