Brazilian studio ARVORE is starting to share more about Pixel Ripped 1978 as one of VR's first franchises readies for the release of its newest entry this summer.
The forthcoming entry sees players embody a game designer working at Atari during the golden age of gaming. Following previous nostalgia-fueled entries, 1989, 1995, and the latter's On The Road spin-off, 1978 digs deeper into gaming's history while pushing forward its nostalgia-fueled gameplay into new places.
Revealed in March, Pixel Ripped 1978 sees the player jumping between various dimensions while fixing bugs along the way. It shifts between 2D gameplay testing a game on the screen on your desk at the Atari offices, to fully transporting inside the game's world and walking around in it. This makes for wildly engaging contrast, traversing a colorful full 3D world one second and then back to the office the next to play the game on a traditional screen. It's so consistently engrossing that when a coworker stops by your desk to speak to you at Atari, for an instant it genuinely feels like the character is really addressing you.
Pixel Ripped 1978 launches this summer for PC VR, PSVR 2, and Quest 2, and ARVORE is planning to participate in the UploadVR Showcase coming up June 14th. We'll have more in the coming days, but for now ARVORE released the following video recapping the overall journey Pixel Ripped's creators have been on, moving from lone developer Ana Ribeiro working on the first game to around 20 people working on it at its peak as part of ARVORE's multi-game production schedule.
Find out more in the video embedded below, and we'll have more about Pixel Ripped 1978 soon!