Phantom: Covert Ops Revealed
After having to hide what we’ve been up to in the shadows for what feels like forever, we are ecstatic to finally unveil our new game – Phantom: Covert Ops. Created in close partnership with our friends at Oculus Studios, the stealth action title immerses you in the role of an elite and deadly covert operative dispatched into remote, hostile wetlands in a military kayak. It’s bigger than anything we’ve worked on before and is a true step up in terms of scale and scope.
Our unique, water-borne take on the espionage action genre is coming to Oculus Quest and Rift platforms later this year.
Check out the first gameplay of the Quest version in the teaser trailer below…
Phantom: Covert Ops kicks off in 1991. In the wake of the Cold War, intelligence indicates a significant force consolidating at an inaccessible former Soviet naval facility off the coast of the Black Sea. As an elite Phantom operative, you have been tasked with infiltrating the facility and eliminating the threat if deemed necessary. As the threat emerges from the shadows, it becomes clear you have a single night to prevent an attack that will create global repercussions.
We have gone to huge lengths in Phantom: Covert Ops to make you feel every tense moment, from paddling silently through the water, to aiming down the scope of your sniper rifle. The thrill of becoming a Phantom operative hidden deep behind enemy lines is driven through 1:1 player movement and body awareness, delivering a new level of immersion.
The game encourages you to approach every enemy encounter in your own way across an explosive campaign of missions with diverse objectives. Feel like sneaking silently in the watery shadows whilst causing distractions to create a clear path through hostile territory? Go for it! Alternatively, ambush enemies head on by setting explosives and using the sniper rifle. It’s your mission to undertake as you see fit.
We’re all excited to show you what we’ve been up to, but none more so than our CEO/founder/mission commander Patrick O’Luanaigh who had the following to say:
“We have been developing VR games for more than five years, and Phantom: Covert Ops is the culmination of all that hard work and learning. I’m immensely proud of what the team has achieved, breaking new grounds in VR immersion to create a stealth action game built around 1:1 interactions, player choice, and an innovative and intuitive on-water movement mechanic.”
Phantom: Covert Ops will be coming to Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift platforms later this year.
We cannot wait to reveal more of the game in the weeks and months ahead, including a first look at the version coming to Rift platforms. Keep a close eye on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel for more intel!