All A-board! Catan VR Revealed

Posted on 04 Sep 2017

Catan is one of those board games that may not look special on the surface but is immensely engrossing once you get to play. Managing your resources, taking over a chunk of the island and dealing with other players make for a fun time, something that video games tend to lack a little compared to having a physical board and table.

Well, how about a virtual board and table? No word yet on whether you’ll be able to flip the table or filch an extra resource by pointing, screaming something about bats, and snatching one while everyone’s distracted. We do know however that Catan VR will be launching for the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR sometime late 2017.


Official Press Release

Catan GmbH, Catan Studio, Asmodee Digital and Experiment 7 Announce Catan VR™, a Virtual Reality Adaptation of Klaus Teuber’s Modern Board Game Classic

Classic, best-selling board game coming to VR for the first time for Holiday 2017

Catan GmbH, Catan Studio, Asmodee Digital and virtual reality game developer Experiment 7 announced a partnership to bring the acclaimed Catan® board game to VR. Catan VR™ is an immersive take on Klaus Teuber’s landmark title that revolutionized modern board gaming. This amazingly engaging game is set to release on Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR for Holiday 2017.

Teaser trailer: https://youtu.be/r_4oxjxcu28

True to the classic, but optimized for virtual reality, Catan VR allows tabletop fans and new players alike to experience the best-selling board game in a fresh, fully-immersive format. Whether taking on other players around the world, or playing against Catan personalities, players can watch the island come to life in VR for the first time, with beautiful in-game environments and cross-play functionality. Created in conjunction with Klaus and Benjamin Teuber, along with the Catan and Asmodee Digital teams, Catan VR brings everything board gamers love to the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. The fun begins at launch, with additional VR platforms to follow.

“The first time I saw Catan on the Magic Table™, I was fascinated by what VR has to offer,” said Catan creator Klaus Teuber. “The game I made in our living room with my family 25 years ago in Virtual Reality? It’s incredible. I never imagined actually stepping into the world of Catan when we first started making cut-outs and dreaming about exploring new lands.”

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L Coulsen
Posted 04 Sep 2017, 18:05
Ooooh, I love this game! VR is creeping ever closer to the top of my must-have list