Orange Bridge Studios today announced that End Space (2017), the single-player space dogfighter for Gear VR, is headed to Oculus Rift January 25th. The Steam version for HTC Vive and Rift is slated to arrive sometime next month.
Orange Bridge says the Rift and Vive version will be an “expanded, remastered and enhanced version,” and will arrive with new content, better visuals, and new motion controller-based flight systems.
The single player game puts you in the cockpit of an advanced Minos Starfighter, where you battle your way through campaign mode on your quest to control the Tartarus Sector. Orange Bridge says the game’s story-driven space combat harks back to classics like Star Wars: TIE Fighter (1994) and Wing Commander (1990).
End Space supports a variety of controllers, including gamepads, motion controllers, and HOTAS. In addition, Orange Bridge has made their gaze-assisted flight mode default, something studio head Justin Wasilenko describes as “kind of like Eagle Flight, but with lasers attached to your hand.”
Seeing a bump in graphical fidelity, both Rift and Vive editions will feature “higher resolution models and textures, increased shadow quality and post processing effects like Ambient Occlusion, Bloom, & ACES color grading.” Wasilenko says environmental updates including planetary surface animations have also been added.