Stormland and The Unspoken are back for sale again on the Oculus Store. They returned “after having completed the Data Protection Assessment, which you can read more about in our blog from September,” Meta explained via email.
Stormland is Insomniac Games’ final Oculus Rift exclusive game published by Oculus Studios, and it had gone missing from the headset’s digital storefront as had The Unspoken. That is, if you hadn’t purchased the games already. We’d been able to search, find and download Stormland as we already own it but, if we logged out of our accounts, we couldn’t find the game in the store, and the same was the case for The Unspoken. You could still find the games via a Google search but it seemed you’re unable to actually buy them. Insomniac’s other Rift titles, The Edge of Nowhere and Feral Rites, remained available for sale.
We reached out to Meta for comment and heard back a couple hours later.
Stormland was the last VR game Insomniac released after Sony Interactive Entertainment purchased the developer in 2019. The game was a first-person shooter in which players took on the role of robots that traveled across islands separated by a sea of clouds, fending, taking down enemies and upgrading their inventories. The game featured a co-op element with a friend, though this element wasn’t mandatory. Insomniac did, however, refresh the layout of the Stormland once a week.
The Unspoken, meanwhile, was a competitive spell-casting game. It’s main focus was on online play, though it did add a single-player campaign after launch.
We were quite fond of Stormland, awarding the game a 4/5 star rating back when we did those. “There’s plenty more work to be done, then, but when looking back at the shape of VR shooters over the past three years, Stormland shines as a real achievement,” we said. “Many of its dizzying strands of design are dreamlike in delivery, from the seamless UI and scaling cliff faces with Olympic proficiency to effortlessly surfing its bed of clouds or unloading a rattling barrage of bullets on enemies.”
Post changed several hours after publication with additional information about the Stormland listing.