Belgian 3D animation and VR studio Cyborn today announced its sci-fi adventure hubris is finally launching on PC VR headsets on December 7th.
In hubris you serve as a recruit of the Order of Objectivity en route to the Twin Planet system to search for agent Cyana. Making your way through a hostile world in the middle of a terraformed, the game focuses on environmental storytelling as well as shooting, swimming, climbing and jumping.
Cyborn says hubris also includes resource salvage, weapon and tool crafting, and a host of mechanical devices and vehicles. To see it in action, check out the trailer released during Gamescom 2022 in August:
“We were blown away by the response we saw at Gamescom and it’s really exciting to finally be able to lift the lid on the launch of hubris in just over a month,” says Ives Agemans, CEO and Game Director at Cyborn. “At Cyborn we know how important it is to make the most of the opportunities VR provides, and we think so hubris will serve as the next step for the genre, delivering an immersive experience that will push VR platforms forward.”
Our experience with a slice of the PC VR version earlier this year left us with a vague impression of whether it would be worth buying or not—from the short demo it felt like gameplay was a bit dated and perhaps too generic. hubris’ a focus on lush visuals and cool environments is a definite draw though, not to mention its well-directed motion capture. It is well positioned to be a visual feast, and we hope gameplay can continue.
Founded in 1998, Cyborn began as a 3D animation company, although over the years the company has moved on to develop its own productions, international co-productions and work to hire in film, gaming and software. hubris is set to be the studio’s first consumer VR game, something the studio hopes will be “the start of a new full space saga.”
hubris is launching on PC VR on December 7th, priced at $40. Cyborn says that versions for Meta Quest 2, PSVR 2 and other unannounced platforms will be available in 2023.