Crytek Announces Oculus VR Title The Climb; GTX 970 Required


German developer Crytek has today announced a new VR title exclusively for the Oculus Right. The virtual game is called The Climb, and uses Crytek’s Cryengine.

Alongside the game’s official announcement, Crytek has launched a website for the VR title right here.

Feel the unrivaled adrenaline rush of free solo rock climbing and encounter the majesty of nature like never before in The Climb – a new virtual reality game from Crytek – coming exclusively to Oculus.

The Climb invites thrill-seekers to experience the ultimate in extreme sports by going beyond the point of no return and scaling deadly cliff faces unaided. The game boasts hyper-realistic climbing locations from around the world, and players will discover the freedom of gaming with the Rift using either an Xbox One controller or Oculus Touch controllers as they soak up their awe-inspiring surroundings.

Oculus Head of Worldwide Studios, Jason Rubin said: “Crytek is renowned for leveraging their CRYENGINE tech to create beautiful, immersive games. Their early VR demos really captured public imagination, and to see their ideas come to life with Rift is incredible and not to be missed. The Climb is a beautiful combination of art and thrill that’s bringing an entirely new level of adventure gaming to Rift.”

Also commenting on the collaboration, Founder, CEO & President of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, said: “Gaming has always given us the opportunity to place ourselves in otherwise impossible scenarios, and VR technology such as the Rift makes us feel present in those scenarios like never before. The Climb invites players to experience the intensity of one of the world’s most dangerous sports, and they’ll truly feel the thrill of being thousands of meters above the ground with nothing but their skill and a few precarious handholds to rely on.”

The Climb requires at least a GTX 970/AMD 290

The Climb will support the use of both the Oculus Touch, and Xbox One controller. According Crytek, the main game mode comes with various settings and difficulty levels, and there will also be a Training mode. The first setting for the game is Asia, but more locations and settings will be announced later.

For those interested in the game’s system requirements, check out the minimum specs down below.

 Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
 NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
 Windows 7 SP1 or newer
 We do not know the final size of our game yet
 Oculus Rift, native resolution

The first visuals look promising, and it will be interesting to experience the intense heights featured in the game. A release date will be announced later on.