Welcome to The Climb: Base Camp
Thanks for stopping by The Climb: Base Camp! This is our shiny new blog for our shiny new VR game, The Climb. It’s really exciting for us to finally reveal what we’ve been busy working on in super-secret at Crytek and over the coming weeks and months ahead we’ll be sharing information, screenshots, videos, and updates right from the studio, right here.
The Climb is being created in partnership with Oculus, and uses the immersive and unique ‘presence’ of VR to give a sensation of free solo rock climbing. Free solo rock climbing is one of the most intense activities in the world, and climbing rock faces without the safety net of a rope is something most people would never dare to do in real life. With VR and The Climb, anyone can get a taste of the thrill of this style of rock climbing from the comfort of their own home.
Because you really feel you’re ‘there’ in The Climb, VR opens up a new way of experiencing this exhilarating sport. You’ll scale huge heights, pick your route as you ascend, explore different rock faces, and take in some incredible views, all made more immediate and ‘real’ because of the power of VR. Our goal is not only for players of all abilities to be able to intuitively enjoy the feeling of rock climbing, but also to provide real depth and challenge for experienced gamers too.
As a team, we are excited to use CRYENGINE to create a fully-fledged, fully-featured game that exists on the cutting edge of this brand new medium, VR. It’s also a great challenge – creating a great VR experience requires a different approach to how we develop the game, and how we think about gameplay. Our team really is breaking new ground. We’ve tried things that haven’t worked, found new solutions, and we’ve been thrilled to realize possibilities that couldn’t have been achieved creating this style of game in any other medium.
There’s plenty more to come. We’ll be talking in depth about various locations in the game, features, the challenges and opportunities of developing in VR, and more good stuff as we go along. We hope you’ll enjoy coming with us on this journey and, of course, you can also stay in touch with The Climb by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, and following us on Instagram.
The Climb Team