Gunfire Games’ upcoming FTL-inspired shooter From Other Suns now has an official street date after celebrating a successful open beta last weekend. The co-op shooter is expected to launch November 14th.
From Other Suns is launching exclusively on Rift (Touch required), coming with a price tag of $40. Pre-orders are already available via the Oculus Store at a $5 pre-discount, bringing it to $35, which includes a pre-order bonus of “the Golden Laser Pistol.”
“As you progress through the game, you’ll encounter over a dozen unique weapon types, each with hundreds of possible variations,” says Gunfire Games Design Director John Pearl in an Oculus blogpost announcing availability. “To us, this is a really an exciting feature, since it lets players really customize the way they play.”
Gunfire says the game’s procedural ability to customize the environment also extends to level themes too. “During away missions, the layouts of various locations are generated according to the mission’s smart randomization parameters, and the level’s theme is generated from there,” the company says, essentially meaning the theme might camouflage something like a T-Junction hallway in a way a player wouldn’t recognize.
Like everyone with a Rift + Touch and a few spare hours last weekend, we got a head-first dive into the open beta. Proving to be an engaging cross between FTL: Faster Than Light (2012) and classic shooter mechanics, we’re definitely waiting to get past the beta weekend’s 10 jump max. Check back November 14th for our review.