The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 has been fantastic for brand-new virtual reality (VR) titles, with indies and AAA publishers alike throwing their hats into the ring. One stealth-announcement that took many by surprise was Space Junkies, a new multiplayer VR shooter from Ubisoft.
Unlike most of Ubisoft’s announcements, Space Junkies didn’t get a trailer – unusual, seeing as from the screenshots in the gallery below, it already looks very well put together. Transference, Ubisoft’s other big VR announcement, had a very vague trailer with very little information – a stark contrast, when we already have a fair few details on Space Junkies.
The VR shooter will take place in Orbital Arenas – Orenas – where player will use anti-gravity mechanics to fly about stages, and do battle against other players in either 1-v-1 or 2-v-2 matches.
Players will be dodging bullets and projectiles while manoeuvring obstacles and shooting down their foes in full 3D space, using weapons such as “Sunblasters” and “Bioguns.”
The game is coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) – skipping PlayStation VR. Ubisoft haven’t commented on why it’s not coming to the PlayStation 4, though it’s possible the PlayStation 4 either wasn’t powerful enough, or the slightly-cheaper tech in the HMD didn’t provide the best experience.
For more on Space Junkies take a look at our screenshots below, where players can see bullets being fired, movement being replicated in the virtual world thanks to the HTC Vive motion tracked controllers, and some stunning visuals.
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