The Nighthaunt Await as Warhammer Heads to Meta Quest 2 on 19 May
No matter which virtual reality (VR) platform a developer chooses to support first, if they haven’t already picked Meta Quest 2 then it’s highly likely a port will come at some point. Carbon Studio has proven that this week by announcing that PC VR title Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall will be making the leap onto the standalone headset next week.
Carbon Studio has been hard at work fitting a big action-adventure videogame like Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall onto the Meta Quest 2. With the PC VR version having been “further refined and improved” the Quest 2 edition has been “enriched with an improved combat system and several quality-of-life changes.”
These range from easier spell-casting and “clearer signalling of the attack direction by opponents” to additional upgrade stations to enhance weapons, and an improved hit recognition system.
The team hasn’t just enhanced the gameplay experience. The Quest 2 edition will come with all of the PC VR versions extras like the new Hardcore Mode plus one extra bonus – The Storm Trials Mode. Similar to a horde mode by the sound of it, you’ll have to fight through ever more challenging arena levels, upgrading your character and weapons along the way.
Hopefully, these improvements stack up to a more rounded experience, as gmw3 said in its review: “Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall offered the prospect for the sort of adventure Games Workshop’s brutal universe is renowned for, and the history and narrative is certainly there. Yet there’s no connection to or development of the main character, the action is mostly forgettable and there are just too many little glitches and inconsistencies to create a world Warhammer fans can really immerse themselves in.”
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall will arrive for Meta Quest 2 on 19th May 2022 priced at $24.99 USD. For further updates on the latest Carbon Studio titles, keep reading gmw3.