In 2022 Skydance Interactive unveiled its latest VR project. A colossal monster-hunting adventure called Behemoth for Meta Quest, PSVR 2 and PCVR headsets. Slated for a late 2023 launch, since that initial reveal no further details have been released, until now. And as we kind of expected due to the silence, the game has been delayed. It’s also received a slight name change to Skydance’s Behemoth.
As reported by UploadVR, Skydance’s Behemoth has received a significant delay, pushing the launch back a year into late 2024. No details have been given as to why the delay has happened. Whether it is a change of artistic direction or simply expanding the title beyond initial plans, we just don’t know.
Considering Skydance Interactive’s previous The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners games, their pedigree for creating impressive VR adventures is already well established. So Skydance’s Behemoth is now on our list of highly anticipated VR games for 2024.
While the announcement has seen a new piece of artwork arrive, clues as to what the final game will look and play like are still in short supply. Skydance previously mentioned that players will: “Take on the role of a diseased wanderer lost in the frigid Forsaken Lands.”
The official synopsis still remains the same: “In Behemoth, players will explore the plague-ravished wasteland of a once glorious empire, where its inhabitants are driven mad and cities have fallen to ruin. In glorious VR fashion, players’ bodies and minds will be tested as they combat towering colossal giants called Behemoths. Raw strength won’t be enough, however, as they must use various tools in their arsenal to defeat these gigantic creatures and the other nightmarish enemies that scour this brutal world in their quest for a possible cure.”
Currently, we’re imagining an epic solo campaign with hints of Elden Ring, Skyrim and Ico. Plenty of hand-to-hand melee combat with a humungous Behemoth battle every now and then.
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