Step into the shoes of a parkour spec-ops officer. Traverse and shoot your way through the rooftops and basements of dystopian Airon City - from slums to affluent skyscrapers.

Deal with power shifts in gangs, dirty family feuds, corporate secrets, forbidden tech, and other obstacles to understand your past.

Enhancing everything players love about STRIDE, the full-fledged sequel 'Fates' pushes the parkour action formula even further with new gameplay and a story-driven campaign.
FAQ
Is STRIDE: Fates a separate game? ▼
Yes, Fates is a true sequel and a full-fledged separate game by all means, from content and playtime to technology and value for the players.

This decision has several reasons:

1️⃣ Player value

Back in December last year, we planned to release Fates as a free update, with corresponding scope.

But after hearing the voices of the VR community and our own developers, it was decided to go all-in and make the best game we are capable of.

Instead of an hour of gameplay, we made a separate game, better in every aspect, with new content, mechanics and 5-8 hours of story campaign (depending on extra tasks and time spent in major locations).

In the latest trailers, we have only shown you a few locations, and haven't even touched on characters, quests and other content yet. More surprises will come later, as we don't want to spoil them right now.

2️⃣ Technological advancement

The development of STRIDE started back in 2019 with a small team of very enthusiastic, but new-to-the-scene developers. With all the years of updates and introduction of multiplayer, the code base of the project has been growing larger and more convoluted. Despite several restructurings, some technical debt and restrictions are still present in the project.

When we started developing Fates as an update / DLC, we encountered the limitations of the original STRIDE, as the new project contains a lot of content that is very different from the original. The new content required significant changes to the game engine and other technical aspects.

At some point, after fruitless attempts to upgrade the existing engine, we had to restart the project and basically re-do almost all the code from scratch, and now the new engine is incompatible with the original STRIDE.

For example, now we can use the Vulkan API for graphics to improve the performance on standalone headsets. This allowed us to improve the visuals through physically-correct rendering (PBR) and made possible to create huge open locations with content that was previously inaccessible to us due to the technical and architectural limitations of the original STRIDE.

Reworked STRIDE Engine now offers advanced levels of graphics, physics and interactivity on standalone VR. We refined every aspect of the original STRIDE: shooting and weapons, enemy variety and their AI… the list goes on and on.

When you run, fight, interact with characters or solve puzzles, you will feel a major leap in technology.

3️⃣ Consistent future

We hope you enjoy the games we make :)

To continue pleasing our supporters with new updates and future projects, we kindly ask you to support Fates if it's your cup of tea.

All these years we've been growing together with our players. Now, with more than 80 experienced professionals in the company, we can finally deliver the game that the community has been asking for, doing our best to exceed your expectations.

What content will the game feature? ▼
STRIDE: Fates is a story-driven adventure, set in a wide range of locations of a dystopian Airon City. From dirty slums to affluent skyscrapers, you will parkour and shoot your way through many places to challenge your reflexes and enjoy the view.

STRIDE: Fates is a story-driven adventure, set in a wide range of locations of a dystopian Airon City. From dirty slums to affluent skyscrapers, you will parkour and shoot your way through many places to challenge your reflexes and enjoy the view.

◉ Blockbuster-level narrative.
◉ Climb buildings, vault through windows, and slide down cables with lightning speed.
◉ Explore open locations under the watch of snipers and drones.
◉ Feel the thrill of close-quarters combat with tactical shooter mechanics.
◉ Use your gadgets and hacking skills to outwit thugs and corporates.
◉ Meet a motley cast of characters to shape your Fate.
◉ Puzzles, collectibles and more cool stuff that will be announced later.

In terms of length, the campaign will take 5-8 hours of action-packed gameplay (depending on extra tasks and time spent in major locations).

Story Setup

Step into the shoes of Nick Young - a parkour spec-ops officer (aka chaser). Raised in the slums of Airon City, at the very bottom of the food chain, he got a golden ticket out.

To survive and climb the ladder in elite police forces of SkyChase, you will have to deal with power shifts in gangs, dirty family feuds, corporate secrets, forbidden tech and much more.

Your fate is bound with other motley characters in this story. Will you accept the destiny or fight against it?
Platforms, price and launch details▼

Platforms and Launch Details


Meta Quest Platform - November 9, 2023

Price - $29,99 ($26,99 Pre-Order)


*Meta Quest 1 is not supported due to the technology used in the game


Steam - 2024, TBA


Our goal is to release the game this year to keep our promise to players. Given that STRIDE: Fates is a large and ambitious project, it is very difficult to release it simultaneously on several platforms without compromising quality.


First, we will focus on the Quest Platform, used by the overwhelming majority of our player base. And after the launch on Quest 2, we will start working on preparing for a release on other platforms.


We're also thinking about releasing the game on PlayStation VR 2 and Pico sometime later in 2024. The decision hasn't been made yet and you should not consider this information as a commitment.


We will announce the price a little later. It will be a full price for a VR game, adequate to the market.

We will announce the price a little later. It will be a full price for a VR game, adequate to the market. It's important to remember that on Steam, while the game was in Early Access, it was stated on the store page that a story mode will be available for free one day.

We fully appreciate our early adopters. Despite that the game grew in gameplay value and received numerous updates that weren't initially planned (including multiplayer, currently counting 6 game modes), we know that many of you have been waiting for the campaign.

And therefore, Steam players who bought the game in Early Access (between Sept 4, 2020 and June 10, 2022) can get Fates for free at launch. In order to do that, please write us an email to stride.fates@joyway.games with your account details and a screenshot of purchase history.

As for the Quest platform, STRIDE wasn't in EA there and Fates launches earlier on Quest. Also, players who buy Fates on Quest will get:
1) exclusive cosmetics for STRIDE
2) unannounced special content besides the story campaign for STRIDE: Fates by the end of the year

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