This week saw the launch of a pre-release version of Lighthouse Game Studios’ Shark Attack Deathmatch 2. The title can currently be picked up at a discounted price of £5.31 GBP, boasting a handful of features, with regular updates and content drops expected to be made as it heads towards a full launch. According to the developer, one feature that could well make it into that full release is support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
Lighthouse Games Studios recently confirmed as much over on Reddit, where the team posted a link to its title along with the message ‘We are looking to bring this to oculus’. When asked in the comments, the studio revealed that it had just received the second development kit (DK2) for the Oculus Rift and it was considering creating a ‘special version’ of Shark Attack Deathmatch 2 with support.
“We have few great idea’s on what we would need to change to make it more suitable for VR,” the developer wrote. “We are lucky as we have gone with a slightly slower pace than other action diving games ( Depth, stranded deep ).”
Shark Attack Deathmatch 2 is an underwater multiplayer title in which players are cast as divers that fight to the death in arenas filled with deadly sharks. As a first-person experience, players use weapons such as knives and harpoon guns to eliminate enemies in 8-man matches. New to this sequel is a single-player survival challenge mode and even a variation of matches in which players can play as a shark themselves. Lighthouse Game Studios plans to keep the title in the Early Access phase for four to six months, pitting a release somewhere between September and November 2016.
VRFocus will continue to follow Shark Attack Deathmatch 2, reporting back with the latest updates on the title.