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Espire 1 VR Operative Assimilation

Tripwire and Digital Lode just released a new update for Espire 1: VR Operative today. This update will add in some new content for the low price of $0 for everyone that already owns the game. The content has its own special name, Espire 1: VR Operative Assimilation.

This update is available for all VR platforms such as the Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Rift-S, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and even Windows Mixed Reality. PlayStation VR owners will get a chance at the new content later in May.

Espire 1: VR Operative Assimilation adds two additional weapons for you to use. These are the Vector SMG and Sawed-off Shotgun. There are also new Virtual Challenges to tackle. These include the Weapon Challenges, Climbing Challenges, and Intel Challenges. More details on the weapons and new game modes can be found below.

Now, the press release I have says that there is supposed to be a sales promotion for the game. I see no such thing as of early afternoon on May 5. The game is listed as $29.99 (USD) on both Steam and the Oculus Store. If you're thinking about picking the game up for yourself, maybe wait a few hours or until tomorrow to see if this promotion thing pans out. You can follow the Espire 1 account on Twitter to see when this promotion actually goes live.

I was told by a Tripwire employee that this sale should be live "later today" and possibly "tomorrow" at the latest. So check those storefronts on May 6 to see if the sale is live.



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New Operative Weapons
  • Vector SMG: This semi-auto weapon is an excellent choice for mid-range combat, providing for accurate and quick bursts of controlled fire with one bullet firing upon the first trigger press and the last bullet firing upon release. With an extended clip of 45 rounds and very low recoil, it is the weapon of choice for the new “SMG” weapon challenge mode.
  • Sawed-off Shotgun: Get up close and personal with this new shotgun, boasting a wider spread for close quarters combat. Its compact design allows for the shotgun to be holstered as either a sidearm or primary weapon -- and reloads via magazine clip instead of individual shells.

New Virtual Challenge Game Modes

Experienced Espire agents can also look forward to three new Virtual Challenge game modes, featuring new stealth gameplay not featured in the campaign. These new Virtual Challenges focuses on weapon mastery, climbing and intel gathering stealth skills essential to completing missions quickly and efficiently. Test your skills against players around the world with an improved leaderboard.
  • Weapon Challenges: Run, weave, duck, climb, jump and zipline your way through seven courses designed to test your mastery with each weapon class. Rack up the highest combo while eliminating static, moving and explosive targets, as well as enemy combatants in order to reach the top of the leaderboard.
  • Climbing Challenges: Overcome climbing puzzles where speed and timing is paramount to completing the course with the highest score. Make sure to avoid getting squashed by the fast-moving crushers!
  • Intel Challenges: Explore four completely new environments. Locate and hack intelligence from all workstations in the area and reach the extraction point. This game mode builds on the core Espire gameplay from the campaign.