'Ready Player One: OASIS Beta' Launches on Steam with Rift Support
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If you’re a Rift owner and a fan of Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Ready Player One, you can now finally rejoice to know that you can experience the OASIS for yourself on the Oculus Rift.
The Ready Player One: OASIS beta, previously launched on Viveport, the HTC Vive’s global platform and app store, as part of an exclusive partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures for the studio’s theatrical release of the RPO film late last month. Now, the OASIS beta has launched on Steam and comes with native support for the Oculus Rift, including Windows VR headsets and of course HTC Vive.
Currently, players can jump into four different experiences: Battle for the Oasis, Rise of The Gunters, Gauntlet, and Smash–with additional new content expected to arrive over time. Here’s how each experience is described:
- Battle for the OASIS – Help to save the OASIS by defeating waves of IOI Sixers. Advance through the trenches of Planet Doom towards the snowy planes that surround Anorak’s Castle. With an arsenal of potent firepower, you must stop the Sixers from controlling the fate of the OASIS.
- Rise of the Gunters – Fight against a nearly invincible army of highly trained IOI Sixers alone OR with up to two of your friends! Proceed with caution as you defeat Sixers, collect their coins, find power-ups, and survive a merciless onslaught of hyper-explosive kinetic action for as long as you can survive. The OASIS is yours. Take it back from IOI by yourself or with up to two fellow Gunters!
- Gauntlet – Navigate through a seemingly endless dungeon while the undead seek to destroy you. Collecting Gold will improve your score and eating food will restore your health, but only your bow skills will ensure that you make it out alive.
- Smash – Smash is a futuristic and action-packed arcade game. In Smash, players step into a futuristic arena with powered-up paddles in each hand. The goal is to strike balls past opponents and block incoming shots on goal. The game adds obstacles and power-ups such as multi-balls and power-balls to up the pace and challenge.
No word yet on when the OASIS beta will officially make its way to the Oculus Store, but in the meantime, fans using an Oculus Rift can access the Ready Player One universe on the Steam platform for free.