Traditionally hunting games are often arcade based, usually have the words ‘big’ or ‘game’ in the title and involve some sort of large plastic rifle or shotgun. What you don’t necessarily get is an emphasis on adventure and you certainly don’t get much in the way of immersion.
So it’s certainly interesting to see that exploration is one of the driving forces behind Project Hunter VR also known solely as Hunter, a new virtual reality (VR) videogame from QB9 Games who have released an early demo/prototype onto the Oculus VR Share content platform.
Yes the game does still involve you stalking and shooting various targeted animals but there is a little bit more than that, merging in sci-fi elements. The environment is far more oppressive and dangerous, with physical challenges that have to be overcome and dangers to the thwart the unwary. There’s more to everything than simply ‘find animal A, shoot animal A’ and though early the videogame looks to bring you in and make the experience a more rounded and realistic one.
This demo features a level referred to as ‘The Nest’ which features a number of environmental hazards as well as a number of giant spider that will shoot poison at you if you get too close – or rather get too close and they spot you. Your target is something much bigger than a spider though it is up to you to find it.
Compatible with both the DK1 and DK2 version of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), Project Hunter VR is available now on Oculus VR Share.
Join VRFocus again tomorrow for another look at what is newly available for VR.