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An all-new, immersive adventure game from the award-winning creators of Myst and Riven.
An all-new, immersive adventure game from the award-winning creators of Myst and Riven.
22,195 backers pledged $1,321,306 to help bring this project to life.

Obduction for VR (and more) Update

Posted by Cyan, Inc. (Creator)

Obduction is now available for VR on Oculus Rift. We hope you were able to take advantage of your early access from the Oculus Store on Friday, but if not, today’s update on all stores (Oculus, Steam, GoG, Humble) now supports VR on the Oculus Rift! A copy of today’s press release is here.

Here are a few things you should know about Obduction for VR… 

  • Obduction is easily explorable with the Oculus Remote - it works very naturally, and if you haven’t tried it you really should! Of course you can also play with a wide range of gamepads.
  • The default method for exploration in VR is “Blink” mode, and it's reminiscent of the original Myst. This method of navigation (like teleporting) is widely used in VR for the most comfortable experience.
  • For “hard core” VR players who can handle a more intense experience, we’ve also included “Free” navigation mode that is similar to standard FPS controls. It’s accessible in the Controls menu.
  • You can play Obduction in VR either seated or standing. Feel free to try both to see which one suits you.
  • We have optimized Obduction while trying not to compromise its sweeping vistas and meticulous detail. This high level of immersive integrity may require a bit more performance than other VR titles.

And here is even more about our latest update… 

  • We’ve added NVIDIA Ansel support which lets you take panoramic, high-resolution, and even 3D spherical images that are viewable with almost any VR hardware.
  • Obduction is now playable in gorgeous HDR with newer NVIDIA graphics cards and an HDR display. 
  • If you have certain Razer Chroma-enabled devices then you're in for a treat. The colors will match some of the locations and events that you experience while exploring. 
  • Oh, and we’ve made a plethora of art, UI, and tech fixes!


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    1. Jeremy Anderson on

      I've got a FOVE ( headset on the way (I also backed them on Kickstarter -- they're finally starting to ship!) and I'm hoping to use it with Obduction someday!

      You guys could have a ton of fun adding foveated rendering (eye-tracking for dynamic depth of field, targeting, etc) to Obduction for a more natural, immersive VR experience!

      Also, you mentioned HDR and nVidia in the same sentence. AMD'S latest GPUs (Rx480 etc) also support HDR... do you suppose it will "just work" or does it require special support in the code above and beyond what you've enabled for nVidia?

      Thanks so much! Been loving the game so far!

    2. Grant Brennecke on

      @Ian well as of this July (assuming their CS team is familiar with the project) they hoped to have Vive support implemented within Q4 2016. That was before Oculus had started buying exclusivity deals though, so I'm optimistically hoping for 3-6 months from now.

    3. Ian G G Smith on

      @ Grant I expect you are probably right about the exclusivity deals regarding games, it really doesn`t bother me `When` a Vive version is available I and many other backers would just like to be re-assured that there `Will Be` one at some point. Not much to ask really is it.
      A simple statement `Yes there will be Vive support ................... or no there won`t.

    4. Grant Brennecke on

      For the past few months, when many other companies have gone completely silent about Vive support it has tended to mean that Oculus paid them for a timed exclusivity deal. This may not be the case with Obduction, but from my past experience watching these games I'd say it's extremely likely. If this is the case, now that it's released on the Oculus store we could probably expect a Vive release in 3-6 months, which seems to be the average timeframe for these exclusivity deals.

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      Neo on

      Just wait for all bugs and localization fixes. Who want a box with unfinished game?

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      Neo on

      Please stop whine about boxed version. You want а disk with unpolished version?

    8. Daniel on

      They once said support for other headsets would come later. I think if they are going to add support for the vive they will include some kind of Vive controls

    9. Ian G G Smith on

      @Caroline I am sure the question about the boxed version has already been answered I am also waiting for that too.
      Sad thing is it is probably not very difficult to change the game from Rift support to Vive it is just disappointing that Cyan is not even commenting on the questions being asked by many many fellow backers.
      Its a great game for sure but disappointing that they didn`t release it for both headsets and now seem to be ignoring the question.
      Don`t expect an instant result but after over 3 years of in bending support and patience it doesn`t seem to demanding to ask for an answer to a valid question.

    10. Caroline Vidican on

      Yes, when is the boxed version shipping? That's really all I'm interested in.

    11. David Mulder on

      Despite not being a big problem for me, I am kind of shocked that they didn't develop Vive support either. Common Cyaninc, you guys should know better than this.

    12. Christoph Zürcher on

      I'm having a blast with Obduction VR, congrats for the excellent game.

    13. Ian G G Smith on

      Good up date but very disappointed that despite numerous requests for Vive support news it has not even been mentioned. Giving away VR keys but no good news for all the backers who now own Vive instead of Rifts.
      Bit disappointing in that respect.

    14. Ian G G Smith on

      Good up date but very disappointed that despite numerous requests for Vive support news it has not even been mentioned. Giving away VR keys but no good news for all the backers who now own Vive instead of Rifts.
      Bit disappointing in that respect.

    15. Chris Johnston on

      When are the "boxed" version shipping?

    16. C. Scott Davis on

      The only flaw with the VR version is that "free" mode uses that clunky jump-turning, instead of free rotation, which unfortunately, almost completely destroys the otherwise amazing immersion experience. And sadly (for me anyway) renders the game almost unplayable in VR mode.

    17. Phil Powell on

      I still haven't received my copy of Obduction! When can I expect my copy??

    18. NobleBrutus on

      Awesome! Really looking forward to trying it when Vive support comes!

    19. Honelith on

      Waiting for Vive release and waiting for my physical copy. Tried playing Obduction with Revive on my Vive but it doesn't work. :*(

    20. Koshinator on

      +! for the option to enable free rotation - makes for a much more immersive experience. I do realise that not everyone can handle it, but keeping it as an option for those who can handle it and prefer it is the best of both worlds (I'd keep the so-called comfort mode as default though - it's safer that way).

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      rms on

      More encouragement to work on the Vive version :)

    22. Dylan B.

      Yep also want Vive support, might try getting it to work with Revive

    23. Adrian Apps on

      I was waiting for Vive support too but couldn't hold off, played it through. Was fun but I think it would have been much better in VR. Please work on Vive support now that the Rift is done. I'll definitely play through again if this gets done!

    24. Mike Manfrin

      +1 to Vive support.

    25. M. Eric Carr on

      Really liking Obduction so far, with one *really* annoying exception.

      Is free rotation mode available? It's neat that I can turn my head to head in a slightly different direction, and the analog movement works well -- but this teleport-turning breaks the illusion. I go from exploring this wonderful, fascinating, immersive world to playing a broken video game.

      Please, please fix this. It's a terrible flaw on what is otherwise one of my favorite games.

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      Javier Berezovsky on

      Looking forward to playing on the rift! Been holding out for the release, but I never received my oculus key, who should I contact?

    27. Paul Downs on

      Is the VR support full free look in the "hard core" mode?

    28. Greg Warner on

      It would help to know if bug fixes pertain to Mac and PC releases both—or is it best to still hold off till Dec. for Mac updates? Are these latest updates always pushed to Steam and GOG?

    29. Adam J Purcell

      Me, too. I'm holding off to play it on Vive. Let's hope that doesn't mean I never play it.

    30. Scott on

      Really hoping there is vive support soon. I've been holding of playing the game until I can use my vive with it.