It’s turning out to be a good week for new virtual reality (VR) videogames. Earlier on UNIT9 revealed a new title for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) known as Storm. Now UK-based developer Pixelbomb Games has confirmed that its upcoming Beyond: Flesh and Blood will also be supporting the device when it releases on PC later this year.
Beyond: Flesh and Blood‘s VR support was actually on display at this year’s EGX consumer show in Birmingham, UK. In a full interview coming later this week, Pixelbomb Games confirmed that the support was still very much in the works
Set in 2281, Beyond: Flesh and Blood takes place in a war torn Manchester. The developer describes the title as a story-driven third person action/shooter that also features overtones of horror and sci-fi. Players control combat mechs, although the experience isn’t intend to carry the same kind of weight that one might expect from a normal mech shooter, instead resembling a more traditional take on the genre.
“The game is focused on visual atmosphere and tactical gameplay, it’s been important to us as gamers from the outset that every element of the game be as extraordinary as possible,” Pixelbomb Games noted on a now-passed Steam Greenlight campaign. “We’ve made one of the most enhancing features of the game its environments – using visually stunning playscapes to accelerate your experience.”
VRFocus will continue to follow Beyond: Flesh and Blood closely, reporting back with any further updates on its VR support.