Frankfurt am Main (Germany) December 6, 2016 – Today sees the arrival of an expansive free update for Crytek’s VR rock climbing game, The Climb – with Oculus Touch support, a vast new setting, and more being added to the experience.
For the first time, players everywhere can experience the thrill of scaling VR cliff faces in The Climb with intuitive hand movements, thanks to the integration of Oculus Touch. Gamers will stretch for grips, slip into a climbing rhythm, and feel like they’re really swinging across monkey bars as they race to top the new Oculus Touch leaderboards and tackle all of the game’s existing modes and levels.
Today’s update also adds the new “North” setting – a stunning new game environment inspired by the Arctic Circle and surrounding areas such as Iceland. The immersive power of Oculus Rift brings the wintry location to life, with players scaling vertigo-inducing heights against a backdrop of icy seas, snowy mountains, and a huge active volcano.
From today until December 31, The Climb will also be available as part of an Oculus Touch Launch Bundle. The bundle features five Oculus Rift games at a discounted price of $89.99, giving gamers the chance to sample the game-changing capabilities of Oculus Touch for less.
The Climb is available separately or as part of the Touch Launch Bundle now from the Oculus Home store. Take a closer look at what’s new in the latest game update in a launch trailer at https://youtu.be/a5hB-9bhLkI, and read developer insights into the expansion at www.theclimbgame.com.
Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development platform CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Shanghai (China), and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, Warface, and The Climb. Crytek delivers fun and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games on a Pay What You Want business model.
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