Insomniac’s open-world VR game, "Stormland", looks better than "Anthem"

Stormland Oculus Rift

Insomniac's open-world VR game, Stormland, appears to be EA and BioWare's Anthem done right.

Insomniac Games, the developer of Marvel’s Spider-Man, have just revealed their AAA open-world VR game Stormland through an exciting trailer that is very reminiscent of – but more promising – than EA and BioWare’s boring mess, Anthem.

Per the trailer above, Stormland is an open-world VR game that puts you in the body of a shattered android. By exploring the expansive and non-restricted world via flying that will make you feel like Iron Man, your goal is to journey through an ever-changing cloudscape to augment yourself and rescue your friends.

According to the game’s page on Insomniac's website, there will be a variety of powers and weapons for you to employ to overcome the Tempest’s army of mutated creatures and rogue goons. You’ll be able to augment your android with abilities such as cloaking your body, harnessing electricity, and manifesting shields, and you will find new tech to “build yourself up and discover just how far you can push past the limits of your design.” In addition, there will also be a community of androids for you to “collaborate on shared missions for the benefits of android gardeners everywhere”.

Although it’s slightly different with you being an android rather than a Pathfinder – sorry, Freelancer – Stormland’s stunning landscape is very similar to Anthem’s, yet Insomniac’s title appears to be far better as the narrative’s premise is - at the very least - tangible and straightforward.

Stormlands is an Oculus Rift exclusive that will launch in 2019.

In other VR news, the director for Iron Man VR has assured fans that there is a personal narrative that will have them “come face-to-face with iconic allies and Super Villains.”

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