Survival horror might be a popular genre for virtual reality (VR) developers to explore at this time but few are mixing it with multiplayer elements. That’s where Citadel, the new videogame from indie studio 3Devers, which recently launched on Steam Concepts ahead of its launch on both PC and Mac later this year. The title will arrive with full support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD).
Citadel is a first-person experience in which players team up online to enter Citadel, a facility filled with grueling challenges which must be overcome with teamwork. Inspired by movies such as The Hunger Games, Saw and Cube, the title randomly selects groups to tackle challenges, deliberately making it harder to tell who is friend of foe. Combat will play a role with players finding weapons within challenges, though this isn’t the main focus of the title.
The title features voice chat support, in which players will be able to hear each other better the closer that they stand. Interestingly, the title notes that it will add support for ‘virtual reality helmets’, giving the Oculus Rift as an example. Could this mean that other versions supporting other HMDS are also planned? For now the title is only confirmed for both PC and Mac, so a PlayStation 4 version with Project Morpheus support isn’t likely to be mentioned for a while.
VRFocus will continue to follow Citadel going forward, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s development.