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Vanguard V Demo Launches on Oculus Share

Indie developer Justin Moravetz has provided plenty of opportunities for VR enthusiasts to sample his upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, Vanguard V, which is currently running a Kickstarter campaign. The demo for the rail shooter title has come to both PC and mobile platforms during the course of the campaign, and is compatible with the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display on the former and smartphone-based VR HMDs for the latter. Now the demo has arrived on a new platform.

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Moravetz has released the Vanguard V demo onto the official Oculus VR Share Beta for free. There it can be downloaded for free, whereas previously those interested would have to pack at least $1 USD on Kickstarter to gain access to the PC version. The title also hopes to arrive on PlayStation 4 with support for the Project Morpheus VR HMD, though for obvious reasons a VR demo of this version isn’t possible right now.

Vanguard V casts players as Qu as they journey across place and through planets in an attempt to exterminate parasite infestations. The title uses a VR HMD’s head-tracking to lock onto enemies and attack them. It is played from the perspective of BiT, Qu’s robotic companion that provides players with a tactical overview of the action as it progresses. The demo supports both the Oculus Rift’s first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2).

Vanguard V hopes to raise $198,000 USD to fund development of the title. That said, with just three days of funding left to go, the campaign has only raised just over $26,000. Can the developer succeed in time? VRFocus will continue to follow Vanguard V going forward, reporting back with any further updates.