The Story of Adr1ft – A Game That is Beyond Words

Most of us have seen “Gravity – the movie” last year, featuring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The movie is renowned for its amazing cinematography and stunning first-person visuals when Bullock is fighting for her life in space. Now imagine wearing the Oculus Rift and being the last survivor from your crew. This is Adr1ft, the way we would put it.

Adr1ft revolves around the survival of a stranded astronaut in a wrecked space station, he has no memory of what happened and is surviving with a severely damaged EVA suit. The gameplay of this survival game was showcased at the recently concluded E3 conference.

Adr1ft promises to be a thriller and could give the surreal experience of being stranded in space, fighting for your life. The game is available in 2 variants – 2D and 3D. The 3D variant will be played using the Oculus Rift. IGN played a 10-minute demo of Adr1ft and it was eerily beautiful and the soundtrack gave us the feeling as we were stranded in an empty space station on our own fighting for survival.

Adr1ft could suck you into hours and hours of serious gaming and you will get lost in the wonderful space station created by 310 studio. We see a lot of  potential and Adr1ft could become a blockbuster game. This space masterpiece drops in September 2015 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

But did you wonder where Adrift got its inspiration from? It was from a very infamous tweet. Way back in 2013, when the Xbox One made its debut, Adam Orth  (Orthy) was the Creative Director for Microsoft’s Gaming Division. The Xbox One was criticised since it needed the Internet for most of its processes, and many gamers did not like it. Orth Tweeted that this was a “drama” put forth by the gamers.

Later on, he also tweeted a metaphor, saying he would not buy a vacuum cleaner because the electricity goes out sometimes. Many gamers were outraged and Orth even got death threats. He quit his job, made his tweets ‘private’ and kept himself in solitude. That time, he imagined drifting alone in space, being the last man standing (or floating). That is how Adr1ft began.

Thanks to Oculus and Microsoft, gaming will never be what it used to be. If you are a 90’s kid, you have seen everything. But we strongly believe that this is just the beginning, and there is lots more to come. For more stuff about E3, please visit this page!

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