Polish indie videogame studio 10Ants Hill has announced their new virtual reality (VR) table tennis game for the HTC Vive – Racket Fury.
The game has a futuristic sci-fi setting, where robots battle each other for supremacy over a table tennis table. 10Ants Hill used professional table tennis players in order to get motion capture for the animations, aiming to make them as realistic as possible.
Racket Fury has a single-player campaign that pits the player against 16 progressively more difficult opponents, the developer says each opponent has its own temperament and style of play to make it more interesting. The online multiplayer game mode allows players to go one-on-one against other Racket Fury players from around the world.
10Ants Hill were previously involved in creating Cmoar Cinema, an application for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift that allows VR users to watch videos in a virtual cinema environment. The studio also worked on Cmoar Rollercoaster, the mobile VR rollercoaster simulator.
The developers anticipate Racket Fury entering Steam Early Access in April 2017 and will be exclusive to HTC Vive. 10Ants Hill hopes that feedback gathered during the Early Access phase will allow them to improve the game and add more gameplay features.
If table tennis is the sport for you and you can’t wait until April for its arrival, 10Ants Hill will be launching a closed beta for Racket Fury, which it encourages HTC Vive users to signup for.
You can watch the first teaser trailer below. VRFocus will bring you further information on Racket Fury and other 10Ants Hill VR titles as we get it.