It’s been a few months since developer Drifter Entertainment announced their debut videogame in both virtual reality (VR) and general, a futuristic shooter using teleportation that is inspired by peers of the genre such as the Gears of War and Halo franchises. “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.” Explained one developer working on the title.
In Gunheart players take on the role of bounty hunters using robots effectively as avatars and not risking their own in direct conflict. With minds uploaded to the robotic host bodies they set out to hunt down whatever target theyre hunting. Designed using the Unreal Engine for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive initially and with the intention to come to PlayStation VR at a later date, interested players who use either of the PC VR head mounted displays (HMDs) can sign up for spaces on the closed Beta using this Google Docs form.
As explained by Tech Director and Drifter Entertainment CEO Ray Davis on Reddit, “We’ll be focusing on making sure our servers are scaling/stable, as well looking for feedback on the new player experience. Both Touch and Vive players welcome, thanks!”
You can see a recent trailer describing the way motion is used in the videogame below. VRFocus will bring you further news on Gunheart and other VR experiences very soon.