We called it a cross between battle schools. Enders game And the ultimate frisbee. we called it final fantasy x Blitzball Meets VR It made two of our best VR games lists. If I count what I’ve done, that’s three. Cnet before returning to The Verge. It convincingly puts you into a robotic body that resides in a zero-gravity arena, where you must use your wrist jets, obstacles, teammates, and even enemies to catapult them to victory. It even became its own esports.
But now, Echo VR (nee Echo Arena) is killed by Meta (née Facebook). Facebook acquired Ready At Dawn, a developer, in 2020. Echo VR One of the flagship games for the launch of Meta Quest (née Oculus Quest) and Rift S. Meta does not offer refunds for in-app purchases, in-game currency or DLC.
In a blog post claiming that Ready At Dawn is “open and communicative,” the reason is… well, it doesn’t really give a good reason! “This decision was not taken lightly. But it was made for a number of good reasons, the most important of which is the studio coming together to focus on our next project.”
That’s it. That and the ability to keep playing it (and corresponding FPS) Echo Combat) until August 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM PT, the server will shut down forever. You can also unlock many in-game rewards by playing matches.
It’s probably not clear why the company is shutting down a perfectly good game just because they’ve decided they can’t “support” it anymore. If they’re good, keep them around! There are far worse things that the Meta keeps pouring money into.
I’ll admit I haven’t played all that much Echo VR Because I couldn’t convince my friends to buy VR headsets and play VR games, and I didn’t enjoy playing these amazing team-based games with the mouthy kids I usually see there. The foul-mouthed child phenomenon is not unique to the United States. echo VR, still.
See you in zero gravity on August 1st. And remember Enemy gate collapsed.