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Espire 1 : VR Operative Launches New Convergence Update, Available Now for Steam and Oculus Rift Platforms

Biggest free update so far, 'Convergence', launches for Digital Lode's VR stealth game.

October 2, 2023

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Tripwire Interactive |

Publisher Tripwire Presents and developer Digital Lode announced today the launch of the Espire 1: Convergence Update, the largest free update for the top selling and award-winning virtual reality (VR) stealth experience to date. The Convergence Update brings all content from the Espire 1: VR Operative 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9 updates to Steam and Rift platforms, alongside additional PC features. This includes a variety of new challenges, weaponry, and quality of life improvements that were previously only available on Meta Quest platforms, outside of select challenges that will remain exclusive to Quest. The team at Digital Lode continues to deliver new content and updates based on direct feedback from the Espire community.

The Espire 1: Convergence Update includes:

  • New challenges

    • Furcata: Hostage Rescue challenge

    • Mangua: Takedown challenge

    • Crassipes: Sneaking challenge

    • Cicurina: Hostage Rescue challenge

    • Horcotes: Elimination challenge

  • New environment

    • Coober Pedy - Set in the remote underground mining town in South Australia of the same name, Espire Agents are charged with infiltrating Ophis’ headquarters in this new scenario, featuring a hotel, church, and series of caves interconnected by the twisted series of tunnels below.

  • New weapons

    • Spectre Silenced SMG and Sawn-off Shotgun are now playable in the campaign.

    • If players complete all of the SMG weapon challenges and all of the Sawn-off shotgun weapon challenges, these two guns will be unlocked for the campaign.

  • Major UI changes

    • Main Menu redesign - The Main Menu has been given a fresh new look, and a new "Latest News" UI panel has been added highlighting new content to players.

    • Expenditure summary

  • Removal of the 'flashback sequences' in the campaign.

  • Support for newer VR Headsets & controllers through Steam VR. This includes full support for Meta Quest headsets.

  • Upgrade to Unreal Engine 4.25, providing a fix for the game not launching on some newer PCs as well as minor visual and performance enhancements

  • Additional quality improvements and bug fixes.

Espire 1: VR Operative has set the new gold standard for the stealth genre in virtual reality since its launch, delivering gameplay mechanics for the stealth and action genres that have yet to be explored in the space. Players are charged with the role of an “Espire Agent'' and use cutting-edge Virtual Reality hardware to remote-operate the Espire model 1 drone while completing classified missions and challenges.
Espire 1: VR Operative is available for all major VR platforms, including Steam, Meta Quest (Quest, Quest 2, and Quest 3), Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift-S, HTC Vive / Vive Pro, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality, and PlayStation®VR for $19.99 USD.
For more on Digital Lode and to stay up to date on the latest news for Espire 1: VR Operative, be sure to visit the official website – and follow the developers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
For further information about Tripwire Presents please visit their official website and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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