id Software Working On New VR Title ‘PROJECT 2021A’, Australian Rating Board Reveals


Posted on January 24, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While Doom Eternal continues beyond its release with post-launch DLC scheduled to arrive with part two of The Ancient Gods later in 2021, developer id Software is working on a new, under wraps project. While the context is kept to a minimum in the new finding, it is certain that the title will remain close to the violent attributes that most id Software-developed games are recognized for.

According to the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, a government-run domain, a new rating appeared with id Software’s name on it. The ratings board features a new project dubbed ‘PROJECT 2021A’ and is rated with a hefty R18+ for the project.

What is most interesting is the unannounced project happens to be a virtual reality title. However, this certainly is not id Software’s first VR game as it was only in 2017 that the team shipped Doom VFR. But, perhaps the new project could overtake more anticipation than what was received for the earlier title upon hitting store shelves.

The rating also includes that the year of production is 2021 – henceforth the titling. But gathered from the codename is most likely a placeholder, it does not elaborate what the game actually is. Even more, it is difficult to determine if the titling could go as far to imply the project is shipping this year – more so just stating when development commenced.

Assuming the game is yet another first-person shooter, the release is surely in good hands. As for what the future holds in regards to Xbox Game Studios, with id Software now an acquired entity, there is an even more glowing future. Phil Spencer boasts the capabilities from the likes of id Software specifically in an interview in late December.

However, given that the game is a virtual reality game, the likeliness of it arriving to Xbox Series X|S is slim to none currently. Upon speaking on GamerTag Radio, Spencer once again comments on then-coming  systems in regards to the peripheral and spares that Microsoft is simply “not going to do that.” You can listen to the full interview by heading here.

Are you excited for the new, unannounced VR game from id Software?

Source: Australian Classification

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