VR Stealth Action Game Espire 2 Receives Free ‘MR Missions Update’ on Meta Quest Headsets, Transforming Your Home into a Mixed Reality Playground

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VR Stealth Action Game Espire 2 Receives Free ‘MR Missions Update’ on Meta Quest Headsets, Transforming Your Home into a Mixed Reality Playground

Virtual reality developer Digital Lode Immersive Media and publisher Tripwire Presents are proud to announce the release of the MR Missions Update, the sixth update for Espire 2, the gold standard in VR stealth and action. The free update is now available to download for those who own the title on Meta Quest 3, Meta Quest 2, and Meta Quest Pro headsets, adding the brand-new Mixed Reality Mode and bringing the fight against OPHIS to virtually anywhere. Today’s Espire 2 update includes performance and visual improvements for Meta Quest 2 users, and more significant improvements for the recently released Meta Quest 3.

All of the new missions included in the MR Missions Update were designed utilizing key hardware features from Meta Reality, including color passthrough, scene understanding and passthrough occlusion. These tools allow users to have the ability to see the real-world environment around them, while giving developers unique abilities to customize the player experience. Additionally, Espire 2 is one of the first titles to pioneer the use of procedural generation for placed items in the game world. This use of procedural generation is paired with handcrafted mission design to give users the smoothest, highest quality mixed reality experience possible.

The Espire 2: MR Missions Update features a series of stealth missions that grow and adapt to the player’s personal playspace. Missions are deliberately focused and optimized for all environments ranging from small areas to multiple rooms. Play as Tempest, an agent who must pass a series of Mixed Reality Missions to earn their stripes and be cleared to pilot an Espire Frame. Each mission offers a variety of objectives, constantly changing familiar surroundings as you move; engage with enemy soldiers, bipedal mechs, electronic threats, and more that emerge to prevent you from completing your objective.

To celebrate the release of the Espire 2: MR Missions Update, both Espire 2 and Espire 1 will be on sale for 33% off in the Meta Halloween Sale that runs Monday Oct. 23 through Wednesday Nov. 1!

Click above to watch the Espire 2: MR Missions Update trailer on YouTube

Espire 2 Mixed Reality Mode Key Experiences:

  • Experience Espire 2’s signature stealth sandbox as all of its 1:1 tracked game mechanics translate perfectly into a mixed reality experience.
    • Espire Vision: Raise your hand to your head and squeeze the trigger to use Espire Vision – your real world environment is tinted green and exposure is adjusted so darker shadows become bright.
    • Hold Up Guards: Raise your hand to your mouth and speak to the guards. Your spoken commands are interpreted by Meta’s voice SDK AI assistant and translated into game commands. You can hold up a guard right in your living room.
    • Take Down Guards: Squeeze the trigger on your controller and see a tranquilizer launcher pop out of your own forearm! Aim your arm at guards to fire darts for a silent takedown.
  • Lockers are available in your real world. Open up the locker to find and collect resources like weapons, charge batteries and tranquilizer darts. Use the locker to stash an enemy guard’s body, or hide in the locker yourself. Peek through the slats in the locker and see the MR ‘real world’ beyond. Open the door and transition from VR into MR.
  • Large blast windows will appear on your walls, dramatically extending your real world environment into the virtual world beyond the window. Peer through the windows to see large Hangar installations, store rooms, surveillance centers and other environments, with guard patrols to avoid, and resources to collect.
  • Large boxes and crates can be utilized to create makeshift cover and hide from guards.
  • Use your repair tool that’s built into your wrist to disable electronic threats like tripmines, cameras and turrets, and hack data from PC terminals.

Out now for the Meta Quest 3, Meta Quest 2, and Meta Quest Pro platforms, Espire 2 combines the tactical precision of modern stealth titles with the unprecedented immersion of VR, further expanding upon the genre-defining experience of its critically acclaimed predecessor. Available now for the Meta Quest 3 headset, Digital Lode continues to make performance improvements and advancements to the game as part of their ongoing support for the VR and MR title. Players new to the series can purchase Espire 2 digitally for a MSRP of $29.99 on the Meta Store and jump right in to the new MR Missions Update.

VR media and content creators interested in learning more about the MR Missions Update are encouraged to join the official discord for further information. For more on Digital Lode and to stay up to date on the latest news for Espire 2, 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.