STRAYLIGHT Shoots onto VR HMDs in 2023

 STRAYLIGHT is set to leave Early Access early next year. The first-person cosmic VR platformer from developer Dr Bloc is set to leave Early Access in January, 2023. The game will slingshot onto Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Valve Index, and HTC Vive.

In STRAYLIGHT, players will swing through a gorgeous yet deadly obstacle course. The game is designed to evoke the simplicity, difficulty, and fun of old-school platform gaming. But doing so in a way that can only be experienced in VR.

Players will shoot the STRAYLIGHT’s beams to thrust into the dark void of space. Connect to anchor nodes and propel over, under, around, and across increasingly rigorous obstacles. Easy-to-learn, yet hard-to-master mechanics offers endless replayability, allowing for opportunities to nail that one, perfect, beautiful run.

STRAYLIGHT screenshot

STRAYLIGHT Early Access Exit

The full 1.0 release aims to bring the classic platforming experience of yesterday into the VR realm. Players who already own the Early Access edition of the game will get access to plenty of new content. Dozens of new levels, leaderboards upgrades, achievements, and more uncharted content not previously available. 

Dr Bloc says that STRAYLIGHT has been developed from the ground up as a comfortable experience that anyone can enjoy. The developer makes particular note of those brand new to VR, or prone to the nausea and vertigo often experienced with movement in VR.

“Our goal to bring a thrilling, entry-level VR experience is almost here,” said Daniel Seery, Co-Founder, Dr Bloc. “STRAYLIGHT provides an approachable experience for VR newcomers, while also offering a skill ceiling high enough for veterans looking to put their will and dexterity to the test!”

STRAYLIGHT will launch on Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Valve Index, and HTC Vive on Tuesday, 31st January, 2023. The game will be priced at $19.99 USD via Steam VR