VR MMOFPS GalaGunOnline Gets Pre-Release Access
Japanese developer yuujii has released an early version of his upcoming massively multiplayer first-person shooter (MMOFPS) online. The experience, named GalaGunOnline, can be downloaded for free over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta on both PC and Mac. There isn’t any word on a possible Linux version right now. The title comes with full support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset.
The developer hasn’t described GalaGunOnline in much detail, though does reveal that up to 100 people can play simultaneously. It takes the form of a traditional FPS with players dropped into an arena style environment to fight with machine guns. It appears that only one environment is available right now. The title is being developed with the Unity Engine. The developer has said that a region selection option will be coming in a later update.
Though it may be basic, GalaGunOnline is one of the few examples of a traditional FPS being mixed with Oculus Rift support. It would seem that the future of the genre for the technology is still up in the air, with many developers opting for alternative first-person experiences at this early stage. VRFocus will continue to report on any and all applications of VR, bringing you all the latest.