Settlers of Catan is the pinnacle of entry level board gaming, and soon you’ll be able to experience it in virtual reality. Catan VR from, Catan GmbH, Catan Studio, Asmodee Digital and virtual reality game developer Experiment 7, is an immersive take on Klaus Teuber’s landmark title that revolutionized modern board gaming. This amazingly engaging game is set to release on Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR for Holiday 2017.
Catan will keep all it’s original feel and play style but will be optimized for virtual reality. Catan VR will allow die hard table top fans and new VR enthusiast to experience the best-selling board game in a fully-immersive format. Players will be able to play against friends online, or against classic Catan personalities in AI battles. The island of Catan will spring to life in VR for the first time ever. Catan VR will feature cross-play functionality, so weather you are playing on Oculus or Samsung Gear you’ll never be unable to find a group. Created in conjunction with Klaus and Benjamin Teuber, along with the Catan and Asmodee Digital teams, Catan VR brings everything board gamers love to VR. The fun begins at launch, with additional VR platforms to follow.
Check out the teaser trailer below and read what the Catan creator has to say about Catan VR!
“The first time I saw Catan on the Magic Table™, I was fascinated by what VR has to offer,” said Catan creator Klaus Teuber. “The game I made in our living room with my family 25 years ago in Virtual Reality? It’s incredible. I never imagined actually stepping into the world of Catan when we first started making cut-outs and dreaming about exploring new lands.”
Catan VR sounds like a perfect mix, VR and board games. A social board game that is making the jump to the correct digital space. I believe this will find a great home alongside games like Werewolf, Polo, and Rec Room. I can’t wait to play with my buddies around a virtual table top.