After teasing Insomniac’s upcoming VR project last week, we’re excited to officially announce Stormland—a VR action-adventure title with an open-world structure and an ever-changing environment bristling with unexplored islands, dangerous strongholds, and rare technology.
In Stormland, Insomniac Games combines years of industry know-how and insights gleaned from previous hits, including Ratchet & Clank, Sunset Overdrive, and The Unspoken to craft new combat, movement, and community mechanics that give players the tools to discover a mysterious civilization above the thunderheads.
Now that you’ve seen the trailer—we know you stopped reading this mid-blog to watch it—what’s happening in the story?
You’re a peaceful gardener ... until The Tempest shatters your android body. After lying dormant for centuries, you must journey through an ever-changing cloudscape, augmenting yourself to become a heroic fighter, save your friends, and reclaim your world.
In the game, you can explore an expansive environment with complete freedom—bound up cliffs, glide across chasms, and fly through the slipstream at near-terminal velocity. Then detonate explosives, harness electricity, and wield makeshift weapons to overcome titanium sentries and monolithic guardians. Play through a dramatic single-player campaign, or explore forgotten ruins with friends.
Stay tuned for more on Stormland later this year, and watch out for its release in 2019. In the meantime, share your speculations with the Insomniac Games community on Discord, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter.
— The Oculus Team