Back in December BigBox VR launched frantic multiplayer Smashbox Arena for HTC Vive, before bringing it to Oculus Rift in March, adding cross-play support. Today the studio has announced that the PlayStation VR version will be arriving this summer.
Smashbox Arena is a team-based first-person shooter (FPS) with over the top physic-driven power-ups. Featuring a single-player story mode alongside the multiplayer, the solo option includes three difficulty levels to work through, unlocking new customisation options for characters.
In a PlayStation.Blog posting Gabe Brown, co-founder BigBox VR, revealed that the studio has collaborated with Archiact (Waddle Home, Hidden Fortune) on the PlayStation VR release. “We’ve spent months growing and engaging with one of the most fun-loving and tight-knit community of players in VR yet,” wrote Brown. “Together we’ve clocked well over 43,000 hours of gameplay, over 2 million knockouts and even set records at VR arcades as the #1 played game with close to 1,000 hours a month of gameplay.”
The PlayStation VR version will also support cross-platform gameplay, confirms Brown: “We’re excited to be able to grow the community to include PlayStation VR users”
Smashbox Arena will see a worldwide launch for the console-based head-mounted display (HMD) coming to North America, Europe, and Japan at the same time.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Smashbox Arena, reporting back with the latest announcements.
Update: VRFocus has spoken to Archiact about cross-platform gameplay, with the studio saying Smashbox Arena won’t support the feature for the PlayStation VR launch. Apologies for the mistake.