Archiact has today announced Evasion, a virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter (FPS) designed specifically for high intensity cooperative multiplayer combat. In Evasion, players will be invited to experience Archiact’s designs for the next generation in VR locomotion in a fast-paced FPS videogame.
Featuring multiple hero classes suitable for all play styles, gamers can join up to three friends or go it alone in a battle for survival. Evasion promises to deliver destructible environments and intense battles as players maneuver through levels, completing objectives and facing off against giant bosses as they come up against a barrage of bullets.
Archiact has incorporated a ‘Swarm A.I’ enemy behaviour system with the intent of adding a new level of tension, making tactical movement and teamwork critical to your squad’s survival. Each of the four classes has different abilities, including the option to heal other players: the Striker, Surgeon, Engineer and Warden. All four classes have their own unique strengths, weapons and ultimate abilities. Evasion will also allow players to customise their class as they level-up through a system of upgrading abilities .
One of the key elements of Evasion for Archiact has been the development of new locomotion systems in VR. Players can choose from several locomotion modes designed for Evasion’s FPS gameplay, each of which can be customised for their own play style and comfort level.
“Archiact has been crafting immersive VR entertainment since 2013,” said Kurt Busch, Studio Head at Archiact. “With Evasion, the team is using everything we’ve learned and weaving our experience into a truly genre-defining AAA title. With innovative locomotive movement and intense bullet hell gameplay, we’re convinced Evasion will prove a standout VR experience and we can’t wait gamers to play for themselves.”
Evasion utilises IKinema’s state-of-the-art player avatars and the latest Unreal Engine 4 technology to allow for realistic physics and destruction, as well as 3D Spatial Audio, enhanced for the Intel Core i7 and i9 processors.
Set to launch in early 2018, Evasion is currently in development for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift and VRFocus will have more very soon, but in the meantime we have already been hands-on with Evasion, and you can find out our thoughts about it in our preview.