Giant Cop: Justice Above All has been launched today on Oculus Rift and Touch, bringing tongue-in-cheek action inspired by cheesy 70’s cop shows to the platform.
Developer Other Ocean Interactive originally developed the game with standard keyboard and mouse controls in mind, but they soon discovered that bringing the title into virtual reality (VR) was what made it come alive.
The player takes control of a super-sized cop and charged with the mission of fighting organised crime in the metropolis of Micro City. That isn’t the only activity available to the player, though, there are also many hidden objects and collectables available to find, and with the sandbox-style setup, it is possible to let the imagination of the player run wild.
“We had one guy who turned over every car and piled them on top of one another,” says Newfoundland Studio Head Ryan Hale. “Another lady tried to put all the beachgoers into lawn chairs for a sun tan, and one guy was breakdancing as he played. Our QA team loved playing in VR,” Hale adds. “The new technology meant new challenges and a whole new way of exploring games and discovering the endless possibilities—and how to break them.”
Thanks to a deal with Skybound Entertainment, Giant Cop even has characters from hit TV show The Walking Dead hidden in the game as Easter Eggs, which are only available to players who have Skybound Insiders membership.
Giant Cop: Justice Above All is out now in the Oculus Store at a price of $24.99 (USD). A version for HTC Vive and PlayStation VR is expected later in the year.
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