A series of cryptic tweets today from nDreams look like they could be hinting at a Phantom: Covert Ops sequel announcement.
— nDreams (@nDreams) March 2, 2021
Phantom: Covert Ops was one of our favorite games from last year. We gave it a 4/5 score in our review and dubbed it nDreams’ best VR game to date. It’s quite a unique game and definitely sounds less exciting on paper than it is in practice. In Phantom, you play as a stealthy elite operative that must infiltrate enemy bases and assassinate bad guys from a distance — all while navigating rivers and canals in a kayak. Yes, the whole game takes place with you seated in a kayak and it’s actually a genius workaround of the VR locomotion vs immersion conundrum.
The first tweet is a stylized ‘X’ that, to me, looks like two oars crossing to make the symbol. That’s the heavy implication in my mind that this could be a Phantom: Covert Ops sequel. After that was a tweet with a pickaxe, which could allude to being able to climb mountains rather than just explore in a kayak. Then there’s of course a gun in the next tweet. Finally there’s the tweet embedded at the top of this article which includes all three icons.
Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out whatever these tweets are teasing. There is of course also the chance this could be related to their new publisher fund, rather than a creation of their own making.
nDreams has been developing VR games for as long as consumer-grade VR headsets have existed, so we’ve got our fingers crossed that whatever it is will build upon what they learned from working on Phantom: Covert Ops.