VR FPS eSport Storm in Development for StarVR

Starbreeze has teased the first few details on the project.

Starbreeze has just finished its livestream and certainly shown its commitment to virtual reality (VR). Alongside the announcement of Payday 2 VR the studio saved a big teaser to last in the form of Storm, a multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) for StarVR.

Storm is Starbreeze’s vision of VR’s future, featuring wireless combative gameplay set inside arenas. Utilising the StarVR Large Field Edition (LFE) head-mounted display (HMD), which has a 210-degree field of view (FOV) and a 5K resolution, players will don force feedback apparel and use tracked peripherals to shoot it out in what could be sci-fi locations.

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As the StarVR HMD is being design as a location-based device, rather than one for home use, Starbreeze is looking at creating suitable content for this kind of roll out. So Storm being positioned as a competitive team-based multiplayer for VR esports tournaments, likely due to the massive popularity of titles such as Counter Strike, Dota 2 and League of Legends.

This is still very early days for Storm – no actual gameplay footage was shown in the video below – but it showcases Starbreeze’s growing intent for VR and that it isn’t a solitary experience.

This also puts the company in competition with THE VOID (Ghostbusters) and Zero Latency, both of whom have been carving out positions in the growing field.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of Starbreeze and Storm, reporting back with any further updates.

 

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