September saw developer Codemodeon release new details in the form of a trailer for its football inspired virtual reality (VR) title Head Goal VR. It had been sometime since any info on the project was released, but now the videogame has arrived on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Home for Oculus Rift.
Essentially a football experience that solely revolves around using your head to deflect balls back at an assortment of targets, Codemodeon has also seen fit to interweave a story element into it. This has players take on the role of young football player Axel Rix. He made it on to the England national team but things haven’t worked out well, the last couple of matches were lost due to him, especially his heading skills. So now its time to train and get back to form but not everything goes according to plan.
The current early access version for HTC Vive offers the full single-player story mode consisting of 10 chapters. Codemodeon states that upon leaving early access Header Goal VR include additional chapters with a new zombie theme, as well as more features like an endless mode. The Oculus Rift version doesn’t feature in Oculus Home’s early access section, but presumably the features will be included on both.
There’s also a small difference in price between the two platforms. Oculus Rift users can download the title for £7.99 GBP, while on Steam there’s currently a limited time discount available. Until 29th November HTC Vive owners can get a 10 percent discount, dropping the price from £6.99 down to £6.29.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Header Goal VR, reporting back with any further updates.