Iconic multiplayer board game The Settlers of Catan is making the leap to VR. Coming this holiday season to Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, the game is aptly named Catan VR.
Developed by Experiment 7, Asmodee Digital and Catan Studio, Catan VR is an immersive take on Klaus Teuber’s tactical board game. Created specifically for virtual reality, Catan VR lets players engage in games either in online multiplayer or against ‘Catan personalities’. The creators haven’t shown any specific gameplay yet, and have only released a teaser featuring creator Klaus Teuber.
The game will feature cross-play between Oculus Rift and Gear VR. The developers maintain additional VR platforms (likely HTC Vive) will follow after the initial launch.
According to the developers, “players can watch the island come to life in VR for the first time, with beautiful in-game environments.”
“The first time I saw Catan on the Magic Table, I was fascinated by what VR has to offer,” said Catan creator Klaus Teuber.” The game I made in our living room with my family 25 years ago in Virtual Reality? It’s incredible. I never imagined actually stepping into the world of Catan when we first started making cut-outs and dreaming about exploring new lands.”