Meta and The Order: 1886 developers Ready at Dawn are shutting down all servers and services for Echo VR.
The game will no longer be playable after August 1st (10am PT).
so blog post Sharing the news, the developer called it a difficult decision, but one made “for many good reasons.”
The developer didn’t elaborate further on these reasons, but said they would focus on “the next project.”
“We can’t say anything about it just yet, but we’re all excited and we should all be on board,” the developer wrote.
As a token of our appreciation, players will be able to access various in-game rewards as they play matches between now and August 1st. They are:
- All Epic + Ultra Rarity Chassis/Booster/Bracer Sets from Echo Pass Seasons 1-6 (S7 rewards to be released at a later date)
- All chassis variants
- All non-3D rewards from Echo Pass Seasons 1-6 (S7 rewards to be released at a later date)
- All Echo Shop items including the Starter Bundle
- All previous event rewards
- some unannounced rewards
The developer closed the post: “The entire Ready At Dawn team would like to thank everyone for helping bring Echo Arena from a small passion project to one of the top VR games on the Oculus store over the past five years. I am grateful to
“We are completely blown away by the community that has grown around Echo and are grateful for all the passionate people we have been able to meet online, in arenas and at events.”
I spoke to Eurogamer’s resident VR superfan, Ian Higton, about the news today. His reply: “No!”
Elsewhere in VR News, Sony disputes reports that it has cut its planned PlayStation VR2 shipments in response to disappointing pre-order numbers.
A Sony spokesperson said, “We are not reducing production numbers for PlayStation VR2. We feel the enthusiasm of PlayStation fans for upcoming releases, including more than 30 titles such as Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Call of the Mountain, and Resident Evil Village. I am,” he said. told Eurogamer earlier today.