In July last year, SynaptixGames announced a virtual reality (VR) videogame for multiple formats, Day of Destruction, developed by Grand Junction. Six months later the title is now preparing for launch on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Day of Destruction is inspired by the 1996 motion-picture, Independence Day. The twist however, is that you play as the aliens hell-bent on bringing destruction to the Earth. Playing as the invaders, VR users will have the opportunity to bring destruction to 24 cities on six different planets, unlocking new technologies and UFO craft as they progress.
Day of Destruction was originally intended to launch in summer 2017, however a considerable delay left us with no further information. Now the videogame has resurfaced with a suggested ‘early January 2018’ release date. The official website for Day of Destruction offers an introduction to the storyline of the videogame, proposing a possible release date also. The excerpt follows below, verbatim:
“January 8, 2018: Communications systems in the solar system ahead are disrupted by interference from your armada. They know you are coming! Rise to the challenge and vanquish entire civilizations. Empower yourself with alien technology as you unlock new weapons and more powerful ships. Follow your destiny on the Day of Destruction!”
The teaser trailer for Day of Destruction, embedded below, showcases footage that acts as a homage to the aforementioned Independence Day motion-picture, with UFO slowly flying into position above a variety of different cities. However, not seen in the trailer is the proposed ‘mass scale destruction system’ set to feature in the videogame. Day of Destruction will also include universal leaderboards and Steam Achievements upon release.
Day of Destruction has reportedly been in development for two-and-a-half-years, and is set to launch via Steam later this month, compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. There’s currently no word on the previously announced Samsung Gear VR edition, nor the proposed OSVR compatibility.
Keep an eye on Steam on 8th January 2018, to see if that fateful day where the end of the Earth is in your hands arrives. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Day of Destruction and other VR titles from SynaptixGames and Grand Junction.
Source: The Day of Destruction Approaches in VR