Virtual reality (VR) start-up developer Drifter Entertainment have today announced the upcoming release of the company’s first title, a VR action shooter designed for VR cooperative multiplayer gameplay.
Players of Gunheart take on the role of futuristic bounty hunters who take control of sophisticated robots to track down their prey. Since the bodies they control are just robots, players don’t have to worry about death. Get shot up a lot? No problem, just load your mind into another robot and keep going. Visuals and gameplay were inspired by classic sci-fi shooters such as Gears of War and Halo.
Gunheart will use a teleportation travel scheme to travel across the galactic battlefields. The developers have told players to expect a lawless frontier filled with unknown alien monsters, rival gangs and factions as well as the opportunity to earn vast wealth. The title has been created with motion controllers in mind to make the experience as intuitive as possible.
“We’ve set out to create a game that we can’t wait to play ourselves, utilizing all that VR has to offer and expanding on traditional gameplay mechanics with seamless teleportation and co-op strategy,” said Ray Davis, Drifter Entertainment. “We hope people will have as much fun playing Gunheart as we’ve had building it.”
Gunheart was developed in Unreal Engine 4, which was updated earlier this year to include many features that made it better for developing VR titles. Gunheart will be coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift later in summer 2017, with a PlayStation VR version expected later in the year.
A trailer for Gunheart is available to view below
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