February 3, 2023

theBlu, one in all PC VR’s landmark experiences, was simply moved into a brand new launch on Steam.

First launched in 2016 for $9.99, Wevr has restructured theBlu by a brand new launch, turning it right into a free-to-play expertise. The unique “Whale Encounter” stays free whereas two of the earlier experiences included within the base sport — Reef Migration and Luminous Abyss — at the moment are separate DLCs for $1.99 every.

There’s additionally a brand new DLC expertise known as Hammerhead Cove, too. Set in Caribbean waters, this welcomes us to discover “a realm the place one creature reigns supreme,” however the modifications don’t cease there. Writing on a Steam blog, Wevr confirms this re-creation options “up to date navigation, locomotion, and new choices to boost your enjoyment of the ocean.”

Unsurprisingly, the unique sport is now delisted on Steam, although Wevr confirms earlier house owners will obtain a obtain hyperlink for the brand new model, plus Reef Migration and Luminous Abyss. It’s unclear why Wevr launched a brand new version as an alternative of updating the unique launch, so we’ve reached out to Wevr for an official remark. We’ll replace this text if we be taught extra.

theBlu is obtainable now with the unique “Whale Encounter” free of charge on PC VR through Steam, whereas the three new DLC experiences can be found for $1.99 every.