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SUPERHOT Beta Dated

It may not have been featuring in Oculus VR’s line-up of software at recent events, but anticipated virtual reality (VR) compatible first-person shooter (FPS) SUPERHOT is still making great progress. The team behind the videogame recently enjoyed a showcase at Microsoft’s stand at E3 2015 in Los Angeles, California for the Xbox One version of the videogame. Fans that backed the title’s Kickstarter campaign last year are currently waiting on an update for its Beta testing phase. This week the team has provided dates and details for that Beta.

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The SUPERHOT Beta will launch on 31st July. According to a recent backer update, it will feature a total of 20 levels that will be linked by a ‘subtle but intriguing storyline’. There will also be a number of arenas with infinitely respawning foes for test your skills against as well as the chance to unlock some of the gameplay modifiers that the team has previously teased. Finally, the team has hinted that ‘some small surprises’ will be included. It’s not yet clear if support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) will be included.

SUPERHOT is a stylish FPS in which time moves at a normal rate only when the player does. When standing still the action crawls to a halt, allowing players to weave a path through a barrage of bullets, any one of which will kill them if it makes a successful impact. In VR, the positional tracking on the Oculus Rift can be used to physically bend out of the way of bullets as players secure a weapon for themselves and then set about eliminating every enemy in the given level. The title boasts a minimalist art style in which enemies appear as bright orange targets.

It’s not yet clear if SUPERHOT could arrive on other HMDs such at the HTC Vive. VRFocus will continue to follow the title closely, reporting back with the latest updates on it.