The future of VR action is now. Experience unprecedented stealth gameplay as you step into the shoes of the deadly Espire Agents with Espire 1: VR Operative. Sneak, shoot or do both. The choice is yours.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (11) - 72% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (252) - 52% of the 252 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 22, 2019
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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.
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Reviews

“Espire 1: VR Operative is unquestionably the best expression of the stealth action genre we’ve seen in VR yet.”
4/5 – UploadVR

“[Espire 1] is the stealth espionage game I have always wanted”
8/10 – Way Toomany Games

“The main draw of Espire 1 is that it takes place in VR, and it uses that to its benefit.”
7/10 – Dualshockers

Just Updated



The Espire 1: VR Operative Assimilation Content Update is here!

The highlights of today’s free content update include:

New Operative Weapons

Vector SMG: This semi-auto weapon is an excellent choice for mid-range combat, providing for accurate and quick bursts of controlled fire with one bullet firing upon the first trigger press and the last bullet firing upon release. With an extended clip of 45 rounds and very low recoil, it is the weapon of choice for the new “SMG” weapon challenge mode.

Sawed-off Shotgun: Get up close and personal with this new shotgun, boasting a wider spread for close quarters combat. Its compact design allows for the shotgun to be holstered as either a sidearm or primary weapon -- and reloads via magazine clip instead of individual shells.

New Virtual Challenge Game Modes
Experienced Espire agents can also look forward to three new Virtual Challenge game modes, featuring new stealth gameplay not featured in the campaign. These new Virtual Challenges focuses on weapon mastery, climbing and intel gathering stealth skills essential to completing missions quickly and efficiently. Test your skills against players around the world with an improved leaderboard.

Weapon Challenges: Run, weave, duck, climb, jump and zipline your way through seven courses designed to test your mastery with each weapon class. Rack up the highest combo while eliminating static, moving and explosive targets, as well as enemy combatants in order to reach the top of the leaderboard.

Climbing Challenges: Overcome climbing puzzles where speed and timing is paramount to completing the course with the highest score. Make sure to avoid getting squashed by the fast-moving crushers!

Intel Challenges: Explore four completely new environments. Locate and hack intelligence from all workstations in the area and reach the extraction point. This game mode builds on the core Espire gameplay from the campaign.

In addition, Espire agents can expect a variety of technical and quality of life gameplay improvements based directly on player feedback and requests with today’s free release of the Espire 1: VR Operative Assimilation content update.

About This Game

Blending the tactical precision of modern stealth titles with the unprecedented immersion of VR, Espire 1: VR Operative is the gold-standard VR stealth FPS. In Espire, the technology of virtual reality has been militarized, allowing you to become the ultimate super-spy as you pilot an Espire Model 1 Operative from the comfort of your very own cutting-edge “Control Theatre”. Yes, the danger - including motion sickness - has been minimized, but the threats are very, very real. It’s your job as an Espire Agent to identify threats and eliminate them before they seize control over the IFA Facility.

Espire takes full advantage of virtual reality technology and design to create a deeply satisfying stealth/action FPS while also minimizing drawbacks like motion sickness through the fully customizable Control Theatre system. In Espire, full-freedom movement maintains immersion and feels more comfortable than ever. So you can worry less about taking a break, and more about how you want to play.

Espire 1: VR Operative Key Features Include:

* The definitive VR stealth experience: bringing the stealth genre to the exciting medium of Virtual Reality, delivering gameplay mechanics for the stealth and action genres that have yet to be explored.

* Full freedom of movement: allowing players the freedom to move anywhere within their virtual environment, moving, climbing, and falling with full comfort and no motion sickness for almost all players.

* Complete single-player story, rich in detail: developed as a dedicated single player VR experience with individual story missions and scenario missions that use the story mission environments for short challenges.

* Voice control: Using the VR headset’s onboard microphone, players can make commands and perform actions simply by speaking. The noises players make can draw the enemy to their location – adding a new way to gain the advantage.

* Arsenal of weapons and gadgets: As an Espire model 1 Operative, players will have access to dozens of unique gadgets and weapons such as a tranquilizer pistol and deployable spy cameras in order to complete the mission objectives.

* Global Leaderboard: A worldwide tally awards players a competitive score based on mission time, movement, stealth, ammo conservation, takedowns and other factors.

* Intuitive controls that mimic real life: Interaction in this game aims to be natural and intuitive. Instead of memorizing dozens of button combinations for every action, players perform them as they would in real life. Operatives can crouch and enter cover by physically using their body.

* Smart AI: Enemy combatants in this game actively hunt the player. The AI responds to sight, sound, and other stimuli and will react to with varying levels of suspicion based on the player’s physical stance, movement speed, cover and relative location.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains some content that is not recommended for all audiences, including gun violence. There are some topics and scenarios in the story line that some players may have sensitivity to.

Namely, Hostage situations, where the player must attempt to rescue hostages from armed guards.
Espire is game where violence is not encouraged, and players have a non-lethal approach to every scenario.

However, there is gun violence throughout the title. Our gameplay and release trailers give an indication of the type of violence present throughout the title.

Players have the ability to disable blood effects in the 'display' options, found via the 'settings' menu.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 21 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
    • Processor: i7-7700
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1080 equivelant or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 21 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Note to Streamers: High System requirement for our OPTIONAL "Spectator Cam" streaming feature. The game essentially is rendered twice. Once to the HMD, once to your external display.

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