Digital Lode and publisher Tripwire Presents announced the release of the MR Missions Update, the sixth update for Espire 2. The free update is now available to download for those who own the title on Meta Quest 3, Meta Quest 2, and Meta Quest Pro headsets, adding the brand-new Mixed Reality Mode and bringing the fight against OPHIS to virtually anywhere.
The Espire 2: MR Missions Update features a series of stealth missions that grow and adapt to the player’s personal playspace. Missions are deliberately focused, optimised to make use of all environments ranging from small areas to multiple rooms. Players take on the role of Tempest, an agent who must pass a series of Mixed Reality Missions to earn the right to pilot an Espire Frame. Each mission offers a variety of objectives, constantly changing familiar surroundings as you move. Engage with enemy soldiers, bipedal mechs, electronic threats, and more that emerge to prevent you from completing your objective.
All of the new missions included in the Espire 2: MR Missions Update were designed utilising key hardware features. These include colour passthrough, scene understanding and passthrough occlusion. These tools allow users to have the ability to see the real-world environment, while giving developers unique abilities to customise the player experience. Additionally, Espire 2 is one of the first titles to use of procedural generation for items in the game world. This use of procedural generation is paired with handcrafted mission design to give users a smooth MR experience.
Espire 2: MR Missions Update Closes the Book
The Espire 2: MR Missions Update also includes performance and visual improvements. These are for both Meta Quest 2 users, and more significant improvements for the recently released Meta Quest 3. However, this will be the final major update for the Espire series, at least for the forseeable future. Digital Lode recently announced a downsizing, and the end to the ongoing content updates for the Espire games.
It’s a bittersweet launch, then. Are you a fane of the Espire games? Will you be playing in MR this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!