Steel Wool Games’ Quar: Battle for Gate 18 launched alongside the HTC Vive last year as something of an unknown quantity. An obscure real-time strategy (RTS) videogame that had received little attention prior to launch turned-out to be one of the PC’s best virtual reality (VR) strategy titles, and now that experience has been confirmed for release on PlayStation VR.
Quar: Battle for Gate 18 is a turn-based VR experience set in the world of Alwyd. For the last 700 years the Quar have been waging The Long War to a bloody stalemate that has wracked their world. But the balance of power is shifting and Alykinder’s Crusade is attempting to end The Long War by conquering all the Quar nations. The videogame takes players to one battle in one theatre of The Long War: the Battle for Gate 18 between the Crusader Army and the Royalist Coftyran Crymuster.
In Quar: Battle for Gate 18, players will command cavalry to sweep the enemy’s flanks, send Baeliog armoured tractors forward to shatter hardened defences and rhyflers armed with weapons ranging from the humble Bogen rifle to heavy-automatic shotguns will provide support. The videogame challenges the player to combine limited numbers of each of these unit types in strategic offences.
At the time of its original release VRFocus delivered a review of Quar: Battle for Gate 18, stating: “Turn-based strategy is one of those genres that many would assume might not necessarily be a good fit for VR, however those suggesting this simply haven’t played Quar: Battle for Gate 18. It’s a genuinely fun and often tense videogame, and though a non-VR version is also in the works it’s impossible to see how removing VR from its genetic model would deliver the same experience.”
Quar: Battle for Gate 18 is due to launch for PlayStation VR in October 2017, courtesy of Funbox Media, with pre-orders already available via Amazon and Play Asia. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on the PlayStation VR edition of Quar: Battle for Gate 18.