Sail Icy Northern Waters in VR Regatta: Arctic
It might be Spring but Winter is coming. No, not the kind with creepy ice kings, undead and dragons, the one with sailing boats, icebergs, Northern Lights and some orcas. That’s right, sailing sim VR Regatta has just launched its latest DLC taking to the Arctic.
Who wants to sail around the Caribbean, sipping on Mojitos, enjoying golden sunsets and topping up that tan when you can head to the far north and the cold icy realm that only gets proper sunshine for half the year. VR Regatta – Arctic is MarineVerse’s biggest sailing map to date, with not only more water to explore but also three races and a brand new gameplay mode, Cargo Delivery.
Additionally, there’s the ‘Titanic Challenge’ whereby players have to sail from A to B while avoiding submerged ice-bergs – not so easy in the Arctic.
While you can simply sail the seas at a leisurely pace in VR Regatta, because the title has been created by a small group of passionate sailors and technologists its more akin to a simulator than an arcade sailing experience. Players board realistic sailing boats which are designed to teach them the basics of sailing, from steering to speed management.
A detailed tutorial will teach the basics, but then the possibilities are as broad as the ocean itself: explore, race, take on challenge modes, advance your sailing career, and even join a multiplayer crew. The main game features the Akalana Islands, an idyllic Caribbean location and The Windy Islands.
VR Regatta: Arctic was assisted by the Film Victoria’s assigned production investment funding. The DLC is available today from Steam for $9.99 USD/ £7.19 with a 10% discount for the next week. VR Regatta is compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. VRFocus will continue its coverage of the title, reporting back with any further updates.