Big Finish Games have announced that Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure will be getting Oculus Rift support in the near future.
I’m not quite sure how well this is going to work, but if it works well, it could be quite a thing – a first-person FMV adventure with VR technology could be kind of interesting, particularly in the conversations. Although maybe not so much in the third-person cutscenes. Those might be a bit weird. We’ll have to wait and see.
This announcement coincides with news that Tesla Effect will be going on sale on GOG and Steam fairly soon. If you want to pick it up for cheap on GOG you can do so when that sale starts tomorrow (13 June), but if you’d rather have it on Steam, you’ll need to wait a week until 20 June. Considering the dates, I’m going to guess that both of these will be weekend sales, but there’s no word yet on how much the game will be reduced by.
I quite liked Tesla Effect. It had some bugs, some rubbish puzzles, and a few other grating little issues, but it was basically a Tex Murphy game, and that was pretty much exactly what I wanted. Yes, okay, it had its flaws, but it’s hard to imagine anyone who wanted another Tex Murphy game being disappointed.
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Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.