Canadian independent developer Frima Studio today announced that its Norse-themed Virtual Reality experience, FATED: The Silent Oath, will launch on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on April 28th, then on PlayStation VR at launch. FATED takes players on one man’s quest to protect his family from the destruction of their world at the hands of the gods.
“Fear is a concept that is relatively easy to achieve in Virtual Reality, but for FATED, we wanted to explore compassion, sadness, happiness and other complex emotions”, said Vincent Martel, Executive Producer on FATED. “Nothing is stronger than the connection between a parent and his child. We knew we would strike a sensitive chord with players in FATED.”
Developed with Unreal Engine 4, FATED: The Silent Oath is a first-person immersive adventure set in the mythical age of Vikings and built specifically for Virtual Reality. Written by Jill Murray, a writer on Assassin’s Creed, FATED tells the story of the exile of a man and his family during Ragnarök – the end times. As he travels with them, he comes across a mix of touching and terrifying events, learning about himself and his loved ones, taking the players on an emotional rollercoaster that occurs all around them in 360 degrees.