Universal Pictures got the Jurassic World Aftermath trademarked earlier this year. Although it was originally thought that this would be a reboot of the canceled video game Jurassic World Survivor, it’s not exactly.
Sadly to say, though many were enthusiastically expecting a triple-A game for major gaming consoles, only Oculus Quest users get to play. Jurassic Park World Aftermath is going to be a VR Oculus-only release.
The premise of the game is also different. Two years after the end of Jurassic World, you as the player are set down on Isla Nublar. Up next we’re going to tell you about this latest Jurassic Park video game.
Jurassic World Aftermath
The game has been said to feature “action-packed dinosaur encounters” that demand fast-thinking, ability, and “a little luck to survive.” There will also be puzzle-solving tools and devices, which will ideally provide some relief from the manhunt.
The game also boasts “eye-popping visuals.” (Don’t panic, the virtual dinosaurs won’t actually pop out your eyes.) It features “vibrant cell-shaded visuals” that “enhance the VR experience’s intensity and thrills.”
The game goes for a cell-shaded art style, as you can see in the trailer, which is an interesting decision for a VR game. Provided that it will be a standalone title for Quest headsets, it is possible that the decision was taken to reduce GPU costs.
Jurassic World Aftermath will also soon add a very popular hide-and-seek game to Oculus Quest. You will be matched against a pack of clever Velociraptors.
Description from the Developers
You will be crash-landed on Isla Nublar two years after the fall of Jurassic World. Your mission to recover valuable information goes disastrously wrong when you find yourself trapped in an abandoned research facility.
Your only hope of escape is to recover the confidential research for your employers on the mainland as quickly as possible, all while being hunted by deadly Velociraptors unwittingly set loose during the island’s evacuation.
To survive in this adventure, you’ll need to explore the research facility, solve puzzles, and find ways to distract and hide from the ferocious Velociraptors that stalk your every move.
In the aftermath of Jurassic World, the game focuses on the gameplay from the 1st person perspective of a mercenary. Without being spotted by loose dinosaurs, the player must sneak their way through the winding hallways.
By wearing the Oculus Quest, the player can tilt their characters’ head-in-game and can control their movements using the accompanying controller. The graphics of the game are a cross between realistic and cartoon.
In collaboration with Coatsink Games, Jurassic World Aftermath is being developed by Universal Games and Digital Platforms Team.
Since the early days, Coatsink has had its hands in VR, having produced the Esper series, Shadow Point (2019), and Augmented Empire (2017). The Coatsink recently helped introduce the Onward (2020), tactical squad shooter, to Quest.
You would think that the lesson of all the Jurassic Park movies and the Jurassic World movies are that visiting the real, breathing dinosaurs of Isla Nublar is a huge mistake. But with Coatsink’s virtual reality concept, it’s a great idea.
During the long wait for Jurassic World: Dominion, Jurassic Park Aftermath is not the only Jurassic content we’re being served. Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, a new kid-friendly version recently premiered on Netflix.
Let’s hope, with Jurassic World Evolution showing that a good Jurassic Park game can still be made that we get that with Jurassic Aftermath. And with that, hopefully the game will be released for more gaming systems.