Thirdverse to Launch a New VR Sword Fighting Game in Early 2022
Thirdverse, the developer behind Swords of Gargantua, is planning to release a new sword fighting game in early 2022.
Famitsu confirmed this in a recent interview with Thirdverse’s Teruyuki Toriyama who told the site the developer is planning to launch a sword fighting action game in early 2022. Toriyama revealed that the new gamed will be geared “towards casual players” as opposed to Swords of Gargantua.
It isn’t clear whether the new game will feature any connection to Thirdverse’s older title. The developer’s Swords of Gargantua is still undergoing several updates and strongly emphasizes sword combat. It is also known to be exceedingly tough and the earliest comparisons of the game referenced the Dark Soul series. It seems like the new experience of the game will be casting the net a little wider and embracing more players who may not be able to cope with the difficulty in Swords of Gargantua.
The Toriyama interview didn’t reveal any platforms but he did note that the Oculus Quest headset “left an impact” on him after several years as a producer at Sony Interactive Entertainment where he worked on both PSVR and flatscreen titles.
Thirdverse has recently raised more than $10 million to be pumped into virtual reality titles and it roped in Inxile Entertainment boss Brian Fargo to the company in an advisory capacity. Thirdverse also tapped on Hironao Kunimitsu to steer the company.