Keshet International Gaming (KIG) has today launched its highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) videogame, Racket: Nx Early Access 1, has been released on Steam for the HTC Vive. Racket: Nx Early Access 1 is the Steam Early Access version of Racket: Nx, which will be continually updated throughout 2017.
Inspired by the classic arcade videogame Arkanoid, as well as pinball and racquetball, Racket: Nx is a game of skill. Designed to test even the most adept sports player’s spatial awareness and challenge their motor control and reflexes, the team behind Racket: Nx intend to make the energetic videogame the ‘first global VR Sport’ by making the physics tight and precise in the hope that it encourages players to continuously improve their form.
A demo of Racket: Nx has been available to HTC Vive users for a number of months and its “roadmap to launch” has been public throughout the videogame’s development. As a result, Racket: Nx Early Access 1 videogame actively incorporates feedback from this existing player-base.
Ziv Rabinovich, Head of KI Gaming & Interactive, said: “We simply couldn’t have a better opening shot for KIG than Racket: Nx. The game is a true representation of what we’re here to do; launch games that are of true value for gamers. In an era where VR is still a buzzword often misused to promote flat experiences, it’s extremely important to develop and publish high-end games that take the VR platform to the next level, making it about the gameplay. I am certain that Racket: Nx will later be referred to as one of the establishing blocks of competitive vSports.”
Racket: Nx Early Access 1 is the first of three Early Access updates planned for release on Steam in 2017. The new features include a single-player mode, competitive multiplayer and an Arcade mode (previously known as ‘Training’). Gameplay, visual and auditory improvements will continue as well as expansions to the videogame such as ranked play, replay options, spectator mode, level editing and sharing functions
Racket: Nx Early Access 1 is priced at $19.99 USD, and available via Steam Early Access now. The full videogame will be released at the end of 2017 and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest from KIG.