If you own a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) then you better like shooting stuff, as there’s plenty of gallery style shooters to choose from. Starloop Studios will be adding to that roster with the launch of Overkill VR next week for HTC Vive.
Set to arrive on Steam Early Access, Overkill VR is a no holds barred first-person shooter (FPS), with players leading a group of resistance fighters against ‘The Faction’, an evil group looking to control everyone.
But Overkill VR is about guns, and lots of them. There will be over 30 customisable weapons available in the full release, ranging from classic shotguns, assault rifles, sniper rifles and machine guns, to super powered futuristic firearms like the KRISS Vektor. These won’t all be available to begin with as Starloop Studios will split the title into five big updates while in early access. “Each update has a group of levels from a zone, a few weapons with their own upgrades, and a special feature, such as Steam trading cards, multiplayer zones, survival mode…,” states the developer. These updates are expected to arrive approximately every three weeks, with the full title completed in March 2017.
Overkill VR is due to launch on 16th, November 2016. It’ll be priced at $19.99 USD/£14.99 GBP, and Starloop does say that the price won’t change as further content is added, or when it leaves early access. Once you buy it, all the updates will be included. In-game purchases for aesthetics add-ons such as gun skins maybe added, but that’s not been finalised.
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