THAT WAS THE GAMESCOM THAT WAS!
Gamescom 2016 – you were awesome! It was the first time we gave the general public the chance to play The Climb with Oculus Touch and the week had a whole load of fun as we saw people experiencing free solo rock climbing in VR with these amazing new controllers. It's always great to meet players and we loved seeing their “VR faces" as they took on our virtual rocks.
Reactions? Check out what some of attendees thought below:
It's #gamescom2016 day 3 & we're bringing #VR to the gamers out there! Stop by & get in #OculusTouch with #TheClimb pic.twitter.com/VV6NAv5LCS
— The Climb (@theclimbgame) August 19, 2016
Meanwhile, we also welcomed some very special guests to our booth in the form of Dorothee Bär, MdB Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Garrelt Duin State Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne, to try out The Climb.
Another special guest, Jason Rubin, Head of Studios at Oculus, also stopped by:
@Crytek doing @oculus Rift and #theclimb right at Gamescom. Great booth! pic.twitter.com/UG1RI3bvGe
— Jason Rubin (@Jason_Rubin) August 17, 2016
Other attendees also took to Twitter to give their take on proceedings:
#TheClimb was the best VR game @gamescom. Great job @Crytek
— Jakob Schweißhelm (@Jakouf) August 22, 2016
The best VR experience for me time being, amazing project! #gamescom2016 #gamescom #gamedev #theclimb #crytek pic.twitter.com/zwPrGFVknV
— Riccardo Lasagno (@RiccardoLasagno) August 20, 2016
Just tried out @Crytek #theclimb @gamescom on an @oculus Rift system. I am exhausted from climbing! :D
Such an amazing piece of technology!
— Pwn4Gamers (@Pwn4Gamers) August 18, 2016
. @theclimbgame is an amazing VR experience. Visceral, breathtaking, and intense. I walked away with my heart pounding.
— Braddock @ DICE, SE (@Braddock512) August 19, 2016
We'd like to say thanks to everyone who came down to our booth – we had an absolute blast at Gamescom 2016. And we'll leave you with a reminder that support for Oculus Touch will be added when the controllers launch, so you can experience them for yourself!
The Climb Team