Meta Teases Fantasy Quest 2 Behemoth New Game
Meta and Skydance Interactive unveil the title of virtual reality game Behemoth and offer a first look at its “brutal” fantasy world.
A new game named Freak was revealed by Skydance Interactive, the developer of The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners. Last week, Meta held its first Meta Connect event, a continuation of its annual Oculus Connect and the first since Facebook’s rebrand. In the wake of Meta Connect 2022, attention has turned to upcoming virtual reality projects for the Meta Quest 2 VR headset. Skydance capitalized on this attention to draw attention to Freak.
Skydance Interactive has been aggressively developing VR games for the past six years. It started with the release of Archangela first-person shooter, in 2016. Since then, Skydance has released PWND and The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinnerswith Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution arrive in December later this year. Needless to say, Skydance has a lot of faith in the future of VR, at least as long as it can keep releasing games every one to two years.
Freak is the name of Skydance Interactive’s next project, to follow Saints and Sinners – Chapter 2. The recently released trailer confirmed this name. The rest of the trailer is little more than a teaser for the project. It shows a misty, snowy landscape, and as the weather clears, it reveals a huge clawed hand reaching out from the snowy land. The hand could very well just be carved out of ice or stone, but the implication is that it’s the hilt of a monstrous Freak.
Nothing else can be taken from the trailer for Freak. There are mountains in the background, trees in the foreground, and birds flying in the sky. There are also loud kicks that can be heard, as if a T-Rex from jurassic park pass. Snow even falls from one of the “fingers” after trampling. The Freak may not be the monster whose hand we see.
Skydance itself provided a very brief description of Freak, stating that the VR game will feature a “sinister new world”. He also describes the world as “brutal” and says players will have to “fight for survival”. Lately, Freak is only confirmed for the Meta Quest 2 headset, though it’s unclear if it’s exclusive or just part of the game’s marketing.
It’s unclear when Skydance will share more information about Freak, but VR fans probably won’t have to wait long. Skydance will likely focus on The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Revenge until December, with Freak become its goal in 2023. Until then, the question of what Freak is really will remain unanswered.
Freak releases on Meta Quest 2 in 2023.
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