ADR1FT is a ‘first person experience’ game already out for PC and PS4, along with VR on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive; developed by Three One Zero and published by 505 Games, the game puts players in the shoes of an astronaut who is adrift in the wreckage of a destroyed space station.
The genre of ‘first person experience’ is growing slowly, but the games cropping up in this new genre are either a walking simulator or exceptional. The genre is closer to a movie than a game.
As the astronaut, you are unable to recollect any memories of the events that cause the wreck you float in – therefore, the objective of the game is to collect clues that would help you figure out what happened, and then repair the escape vehicle to return to Earth.
It’s an interesting idea, but there isn’t much to do after you have played it once. That’s why it’s an experience.
ADR1FT is an exceptional experience in VR for those with an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive – on the Vive, however, it doesn’t support the hand controllers, which has been the cause of disappointment among the VR players.
The game has received mixed reviews – there’s a divide among the critics and players as we often see with new genres.
The game was released for PC on March 28th, 2016, followed by PlayStation 4 on July 15th, 2016, which was then planned to be followed by an Xbox release – except now that’s canceled.
The announcement comes via Twitter from Adam Orth – the game’s writer, composer, and one of the two creators.
@itsmechadwick @ADR1FTTheGame @ThreeOneZero_ That's not real. You should get a refund immediately. Game not releasing on Xbox One.
— Adam Orth (@adam_orth) November 20, 2016
The announcement is quite abrupt – and the publisher, 505 Games, has not commented on why or when the Xbox version was canceled.
The game has been available on the official Xbox Store for pre-order for months now – with fans anticipating a 31st December release, alas that’s not happening anymore.