Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher on PSVR: an exclusive insight from the development studio
Hi everyone, we hope you’re having a great week thus far. If not, maybe this will brighten your day: the 3dRudder patch for Immortal Legacy is finally out! It means that you can now put your feet on the 3dRudder motion controller to experience more immersive feelings while keeping your hands free for a bloody one-on-one with the monsters.
Today, we’d like to give you an exclusive insight of Immortal Legacy: The Jade CIpher‘s game studio: VIVA Games. Located in Beijing, their team kindly accepted to answer a few questions regarding Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher and the recent integration of the 3dRudder motion controller on PlayStation VR.
Dive into Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher, a PSVR horror adventure created by VIVA Games
VIVA Games is a console game developer and publisher. Their team, that gathered only few people at the beginning, now gathers about 40 people, increasing their reputation around the world through well-conducted and high quality games. The adventure with the “shooter and adventure game” Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher started 3 years ago. For Kun Yao, CEO and Producer, the project represents a innovative and highly immersive first development for PlayStation VR.
The game, that mixes action scenes and puzzles, placed a great emphasis on the scenario. The goal was to build a game that could live up with the most popular licenses of its kind. All this while offering sharp, beautifully designed graphics. But see for yourself!
VIVA Games continue working on new VR games and a sequel for Immortal Legacy: The. Jade Cipher
The studio decided to try virtual reality because they believe this mode brings the player the ultimate experience in terms of immersion. They wanted the player to “dive into the world” they created. Indeed, we liked the permanent tension that we feel in Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher, a feeling only enabled by virtual reality.
The studio wants to reiterate the experience in the future. “Performances in VR are becoming better and better. When developers will have accumulated more experience in this matter, the gameplay of VR games will be, exponentially, more interesting for the players”.
That’s also the reason why the characters and their personalities matters. VIVA Games put a lot of effort to give them as much depth as possible, and the voices were chosen in highly accordance with all that. Check below the faces behind the main characters !
When speaking of future projets, Viva Games’ ambition is to continually improve the games’quality. The studio stressed the importance to maintain a good storytelling:
“Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher has a good story line, that we plan to keep telling. Game developing need foundation. We hope that our work will trigger the interest of other publishers and investors”. Indeed, Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher is actually the first episode of a series that could become a reference in the next few years.
VIVA Games believe that “the 3dRudder can make games more colourful and enjoyable”
When Viva Games’ developers first heard of the 3dRudder foot motion controller, they were eager to try it. They spent no more than 10 minutes to learn how to use it. “It’s a great device. It gives the player a unique and new experience in Immortal Legacy. The 3dRudder enables a more immersive gameplay, and walking with your feet feels indeed more natural.”
The integration of the PSVR foot controller has been really easy as the developers only spent two days to code. “In order to have the best experience possible, you must make necessary settings adjustments. All this takes time. But we managed to make it alive pretty fast thanks to the help of the 3dRudder technical team.”
The mission of the 3dRudder foot controller is to provide the best locomotion experience in VR
As Kun Yao stated: the 3dRudder foot motion controller for PlayStation VR allows a completely new experience in virtual reality games. Why? Because the device aims at making locomotion in VR as close as possible to real world locomotion. According to Viva Games: “We believe more and more developers will support the 3dRudder because it can make games more colourful and enjoyable.”
To have a more precise view of what the 3dRudder for PSVR can do in Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher, watch this video from GamerTag, who also announced the great possibilities now enabled by the 3dRudder on his Twitter: