Founded by industry veterans and former members of the God of War team, Los Angeles-based White Elk made waves with their release of Eclipse: Edge of Light, which won three mobile VR game of the year awards in 2017. Today, we’re excited to announce that they’re working with Oculus Studios on another groundbreaking title: Covert. This co-op game features asymmetrical gameplay that lets you and a friend work together in and outside of VR to pull off a serious high-profile heist—and it’s coming later this year to Oculus Go and Gear VR!
Working with the infamous League of Thieves, your mission is to steal a mysterious artifact from an impenetrable safe inside Capital City’s museum. You’ll hack your way past the security systems, using high-frequency glass breakers, ziplines, and more to work your way into the vault.
While pulling off the heist in VR, your hacker accomplice (played by your real-life friend on their mobile device) will feed you important details, including notes on museum blueprints and crucial warnings about guard locations, laser movements, and the safe’s internal mechanics.
Although the heist is obviously priority No. 1, you’re still in a museum. Be sure to take the time to look around and enjoy some larger-than-life exhibits.
Thanks to its pass-and-play style, Covert promises to be a great way to introduce friends and family to the uniquely immersive nature of VR gameplay while putting your stealth and communication skills to the test.
Mark your calendars—Covert is set to debut on Oculus Go and Gear VR later this year!
— The Oculus Team