Crytek Releases a 360 trailer for The Climb

Crytek Announced The Climb Oculus VR Game and Recommended System Specs

Crytek Releases a 360 trailer for The Climb


Crytek has always created beautiful games, games which take advantage of the latest hardware and often brings it to its knees. 

VR has always been an obvious step for Crytek, as ever since we had first seen their “Back to Dinosaur Island” VR demo we really knew that we really wanted to see a full VR game from the company, even if it is just for some amazing visuals. 

Crytek has now announced their Oculus Rift Exclusive VR title “The Climb”, a game which offers us a climbing experience which promises to show us some amazing landscapes. 


 Feel the unrivaled adrenaline rush of free solo rock climbing and encounter the majesty of nature like never before in The Climb – a new virtual reality game from Crytek – coming exclusively to Oculus.

The Climb invites thrill-seekers to experience the ultimate in extreme sports by going beyond the point of no return and scaling deadly cliff faces unaided. The game boasts hyper-realistic climbing locations from around the world, and players will discover the freedom of gaming with the Rift using either an Xbox One controller or Oculus Touch controllers as they soak up their awe-inspiring surroundings.


Crytek has released a new 360 degree trailer for The Climb, allowing fans to view the trailer in VR or to drag the camera view wherever the user wants in a traditional browser. 

This game will be playable with both the Oculus Rift’s own motion controllers and using the Oculus Rift’s included Xbox One Gamepad, though at launch the Oculus Rift’s motion controllers will not be available for purchase. 

In the below video you will be able to click on it to grab and move your view, giving you a full 360 view of the trailer.  



Below are the games minimum system requirements for the Oculus Rift. The game will be an Oculus Exclusive title, so it will not be coming to the HTC Vive, at least at launch.   

On the GPU side this game looks like it will perform equally well on AMD and Nvidia, but again this is something that we will not really know until release. 


CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater 
Memory: 8 GB RAM 
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater 
OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer 
HDD: We do not know the final size of our game yet 
Display: Oculus Rift, native resolution


While this game is certainly beautiful, I am not sure if a game that is about climbing alone will be enough to hold the interest of gamers for long. VR will really need a “Killer App” on launch if it really wants to kind reasonable market adoption, as at this time most of the games that are coming to the Oculus look like nice, artistic visual experiences, not games. 


You can join the discussion on Crytek’s The Climb VR Game on the OC3D Forums.