It’s time to jump back into the Oasis; there’s now another game available for Ready Player One’s tie-in VR app, though it’s one you may have seen before.
Fracture is a brick-breaking experience developed by the Vive-owned 2 Bears Studio. But here’s the thing; Fracture is already included in 2 Bears’ original VR release, an arcade complication named Arcade Saga. The last game to hit the platform, Smash, was also taken from that platform. Fracture in the Oasis Beta is essentially a glorified demo for the Arcade Saga version, with eight levels (the full game has 40) and a boss.
As you probably know, then, Fracture takes a classic game genre, the brick-breaker, and reshapes it to work in VR. Players hold a bat in their hand and must deflect a ball that bounces back and forth between them and a set of bricks. The aim of the game is to smash all the bricks in the level without letting the ball pass your bat.
Fracture joins five other titles available on the Oasis Beta, including Battle for the Oasis from Steel Wool Studios, Gauntlet from Directive Games, Rise of the Gunters from Drifter Entertainment and Smash. The app is available to download for free on Viveport or Steam. The latter version supports both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.