Resolution games, creators of virtual reality games with millions of downloads, presents the gameplay of their next VR title, Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale. The game is part of the Stockholm based companyThe quest continues to make titles accessible, relaxed and humorous for the masses in order to drive consumer acceptance of virtual reality.
Directed by Tommy Palm, the studio has already created titles such as Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, Bait and Acron: Attack of the Squirrels. The latter has been downloaded more than 3 million times.
“We share more details about our extremely whimsical cooking and collaborative game,” Palm said in an interview with GamesBeat. “We have always been very important in trying to create VR content that would work for everyone and bring more people into VR. Cooking is one of those things that we have wanted to do for a long time.”
Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale is a cooperative game where up to four players can work as chefs in a kitchen. The game will launch later this year on the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift platforms, with additional platforms coming soon. The title has been in preparation for a few years.
Gustav Stenmark is the producer of Cook-Out, and he said in a statement that players will face the pressure cooker in a fast-moving kitchen, where chefs prepare meals but also have to fight a number of customers bad guys who seem absolutely determined to get in trouble.
“The game has a lot of our traditional humor and a bit of a cartoony style,” said Palm. “It is built around the need to communicate with other players. You have to serve customers, but they are very different types of customers.”
While the game is focused on cooperative play, solo players will enjoy the experience with the help of a simulated partner. The trailer includes three renowned Swedish chefs, including the winner of MasterChef Sweden 2020 Sofia Henriksson, Gabriel Jonsson, and Filip Poon.
Founded in 2015, Resolution Games is a private company with 60 employees. Palm said the company has a bunch of games in development and will likely be releasing a few titles this year.
While the team took shelter on site, the developers held meetings inside the game, so they could talk about any work problems while they were playing, Palm said. The Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale team includes Mike Booth, a veteran developer who has worked on titles such as Left 4 Dead, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Nox. He was recently Creative Director at Facebook on VR.
Palm said it really liked the Oculus Quest platform, which sold out because it eliminates cables and some of the hassles of virtual reality. “The price is good and it is very comfortable,” he said. “You don’t need to update your drivers all the time like you do on the PC.”
With hardware like Quest in place, Palm believes that it is up to developers to create exceptional games to attract more consumers to virtual reality.