Animate Objects (AO) has announced the launch of a new videogame that aims to bring together virtual reality (VR) and non-VR gamers. BitShift: BattleGrid is a 4-on-4 multiplayer experience where VR “Runners” compete directly with desktop “Drones” in a grid-lined, neon-illuminated battleground.
The premise of BitShift: BattleGrid is centred around taking control of data from the corporate security of a shadowy, omnipotent company, AntiCorp, and putting it into the hands of hackers. Players can choose a multitude of weapons, four different methods of transportation via air or ground, and teleport across planes, creating a strategy based around surprising and evading the enemy.
“BitShift: BattleGrid is the first of its kind in that it joins PC users with virtual reality users in the same gameplay experience,” says Chance Roth, CEO and Founder of AO. “The best part about creating a gameplay experience for both VR and PC users is that you don’t need to have a headset or virtual reality setup to play.
“The prohibitive cost of a VR headset shouldn’t keep you from playing a game with your friends. This helps bridge the gap between desktop and VR gaming.”
BitShift: BattleGrid has been developed for PC and the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) and will be available for download via the Steam from 27th September 2016. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on BitShift: BattleGrid as it approaches launch.