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VR becomes optional in the latest update for Tethered

Previously playable only on VR devices, the real-time strategy Tethered can now be played in 2D mode as the latest update for the game makes VR requirement optional.

VR becomes optional in the latest update for Tethered
Independent games studio Secret Sorcery today revealed that players can now experience the breath taking world of Tethered in ultra shiny 2D mode or in totally immersive VR mode after a new update. Drawing influence from legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and brought to life by some of the talented developers behind titles like LittleBigPlanet, Driveclub and MotorStormTethered combines a unique visual aesthetic with strategy-driven gameplay.

This latest update introduces Tethered to a whole new PC audience, featuring two new control methods, a dusk and dawn checkpoint style save system and adds divine slow-motion and fast-forward features, allowing you to play at your own pace. You can also elect to skip the tutorial and dive straight into the game.

“It didn’t feel right that players who weren’t ready to leap into the realms of VR couldn’t experience the magical worlds of Tethered, so we rebuilt the game to support a more traditional style of PC play”, said Scott Kirkland, Managing Director of Secret Sorcery. “By removing the requirement for a VR headset, we’re fulfilling the promise that we made to ourselves and fans in terms of opening up Tethered to more players. Now all PC gamers can enjoy this wonderful sky-borne island world that we’ve so lovingly created”.

Become a Spirit Guardian in Tethered, caring for the adorable and industrious Peeps. Their beautiful island paradise has descended into chaos, ransacked nightly by a plague of wicked creatures. By gathering an ancient and mystical life force known as Spirit Energy and helping the Peeps build up their settlement and resources in preparation for nightfall, you can restore balance and banish the wicked blight once and for all! Tethered features 13 exquisitely crafted levels, a competitive leaderboard (which contrasts your godly prowess with that of your friends) and a superb G.A.N.G. award nominated interactive score.

Tethered is available for PC, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via Steam for £18.99. $24.99, €22.99.

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