Battlezone Due for Launch on Oculus Rift ‘in the next few months’ Confirms Rebellion
But will it support cross-platform multiplayer?
Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) PlayStation VR has got its fair share of exclusive videogames, Resident Evil 7 biohazard being one of the most well known. Another is launch day title Battlezone by Rebellion. But that’s soon to end as the studio has today confirmed Oculus Rift owners can expect to see it soon.
At the Virtual Reality Evolution event in London, UK, Rebellion’s James Valls said that Battlezone will be coming to Oculus ‘in the next few months’ enabling Rift users to engage in some futuristic tank combat.
Rebellion had confirmed way back in 2015, at the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference in Hollywood, California, that the title would support Oculus’ headset, but since then has kept quiet on when that was going to happen.
If you’ve not been following VRFocus’ coverage of Battlezone, its an homage to Atari’s classic 1980 arcade game of the same name, a neon drenched first-person tank warfare videogame which features both single-player and multiplayer modes. There are a variety of tanks available depending on your play style and masses of upgrades on hand to personally tweak vehicles as needed.
With titles such as CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie showcasing the virtues of cross-platform support – allowing PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive users to fight it out – Rebellion has yet to say if it’ll be going down a similar route for its multiplayer mode.
As VRFocus learns more about Rebellion’s Battlezone plans for Oculus Rift, we’ll report back.