Adding virtual reality (VR) support to a paintball experience is a surreal concept given that paintballing itself is a simulation of armed combat. That isn’t stopping a group of developers integrating support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) to their upcoming simulation title, XField Paintball 2. The videogame is currently running a Steam Greenlight campaign seeking approval to be sold on Valve’s digital PC store come full release. The title has already enjoyed 4 million downloads across Android and iOS operating systems (OS).
XField Paintball 2 offers real-time online matches which use professional paintball rules. The title is essentially a first-person shooter (FPS) that simulates the user wearing a mask. It uses real, licensed brands for gear and guns as well as official layouts for battlefields seen in professional tournaments. As players compete they can earn money to put towards improving equipment, ultimately trying to climb the ranks of the title’s leaderboards.
The experiences offers both death match and team death match modes. On mobile XField Paintball 2 is free to play, though it’s not clear if this will be the same when the title launches on PC in early 2015. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress leading up to launch, reporting back with any further updates on its development.