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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:11pm 16/12/15 | 2 Comments
The world's first VR rock climbing game is coming to the Oculus Rift courtesy of Crytek and Oculus. In a teaser video we get to see the great looking Cryengine-powered game in action, but there seems to be one thing missing. Arms. And as great as the environments and rocks look, which they do, it's still a little weird to see disarmed hands hanging onto rock-faces.

Check it out and see the Evil Dead-style horror for yourself.



The Climb is set to be a realistic look at the sport of rock-climbing, much like the Sylvester Stallone film Cliffhanger. You'll don cool rock-climbing gloves, survey your surroundings to try and find a path to the top, use chalk to get a better grip on things, and stop Qualen from getting his hands on a suitcase full of money and killing your best friend Hal Tucker.

Well, maybe not that last bit.

The Climb invites thrill-seekers to experience the ultimate in extreme sports by going beyond the point of no return and scaling deadly cliff faces unaided. The game boasts hyper-realistic climbing locations from around the world, and players will discover the freedom of gaming with the Rift using either an Xbox One controller or Oculus Touch controllers as they soak up their awe-inspiring surroundings.

Oculus Head of Worldwide Studios, Jason Rubin said: “Crytek is renowned for leveraging their CRYENGINE tech to create beautiful, immersive games. Their early VR demos really captured public imagination, and to see their ideas come to life with Rift is incredible and not to be missed. The Climb is a beautiful combination of art and thrill that’s bringing an entirely new level of adventure gaming to Rift.”



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Wookiee
Posted 03:11pm 16/12/15
"The Climb is set to be a realistic look at the sport of rock-climbing, much like the Sylvester Stallone film Cliffhanger. You'll don cool rock-climbing gloves, survey your surroundings to try and find a path to the top, use chalk to get a better grip on things."

Climber here and there are a bunch of things I would like to suggest to make this a bit more climber friendly (climbers will twitch at this bit like I did).

From what I have seen this is not a realistic look at the "sport" of rock climbing (sport climbing is a particular style, and this aint it, sport climbing is all about safety [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBM5bu_hxM8 ]) and the sly Stallone movie is a horrible point of reference for the game, but you are dead right this game looks a lot more like "Cliffhanger" than climbing.
This trailer looks like its "free climbing" (climbing without safety gear) like this [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCByLWtM7y4 ]
Gloves don't happen, plenty of strapping tape sure and some people use a specialized crack climbing glove with rubber on the back [ http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/crack-gloves.html ] but generally speaking, no gloves. The other gloves you see for sale are generally used for abseiling or repelling.
Chalk does help you grip but only incidentally. It drys out your hands so the holds don't get so "spoogy"[spoo-jee] then again it also helps your confidence so yeah in a way it helps, but not directly to grip.

People who don't climb wont know this so just offering some points, the more you know.
KostaAndreadis
Posted 03:30pm 16/12/15
Cheers dude, I know very little about the sport so that's all very interesting stuff. And as someone who's kind of afraid of heights (and the dark, and loud noises, and the boogeyman) that free climbing video is insanity.

Oh, and the Cliffhanger reference has more to do with that being the only rock-climbing thing I really know. Even though it's a cartoon. I just love referencing it. :)
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