It’s an exciting time in the virtual reality (VR) industry as 2016 draws to a close. This week Google revealed its Daydream View head-mounted display (HMD), while next week the PlayStation VR launches. Currently though there’s the Oculus Connect 3 event taking place in San Jose, California. Today’s keynote address is the highlight of the show and Oculus has just announced Epic Games’ next VR project, Robo Recall.
Robo Recall supports the Oculus Touch motion controllers for Oculus Rift and it’s Epic Games’ first fully fledged VR title.
The spiritual successor to the studio’s much vaunted tech demo Bullet Train, Robo Recall is a first-person shooter (FPS) set in a world where robots are rebelling. Using a range of customizable and unlockable weapons, players must test their shooting skills to the max with a variety of increasingly challenging and over-the-top missions. The title features both high score and leadership boards that are earned by not only destroying as many robots as possible, but also in style. Combine creative combat tactics with skill shots to up those scores to prove whose the best.
On top of the main missions Robo Recall also features a sandbox experience that allows players to test out trick shots while tearing apart and decimating robots in extreme ways.
Epic Games will also ensure developers will benefit from Robo Recall’s development features with new updates coming to Unreal Engine in the future.
Robo Recall will launch on Oculus Touch in early 2017, and for an added bonus it’ll be completely free for all Oculus Touch owners.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Oculus Connect 3, reporting back with all the latest announcements.