Clair de Lune just works as the backdrop to a videogame. It worked for The Evil Within, and it’s the perfect musical backdrop to this latest Adr1ft trailer. Meaning ‘light of the moon’ in English, at least it’s appropriate for floating through the cold, dark vacuum of space, illuminated only by reflection from our neighbouring celestial body.
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Adr1ft certainly looks sufficiently atmospheric, but I do wonder how good it will be if you’re one of the many people who can’t yet afford to jump aboard the expensive VR train. With a headset on, however, Adr1ft looks like it could be a transformative experience.
As Edgar D Mitchell once famously said of going into space:“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’”
Okay, it might not be quite as powerful as actually going into space, but in VR it’s a damn sight closer than seeing your crisp-covered body hunched over a crisp monitor.
Adr1ftcomes to Oculus and Steam on March 28, 2016, and you can see the latest trailer below: