A new PlayStation VR compatible title from Microids has launched rather quietly this week. ATV Drift & Tricks is now available for PlayStation 4, both digitally via the PlayStation Store and as a physical boxed product at retail, published by Funbox Media.
An arcade-style experience, ATV Drift & Tricks offers both single-player and multiplayer gameplay across eight modes: League, Time Trial, Quick Race, Hot Lap, King of the Road, Golden Helmet, Last One Standing and Hunter. Multiplayer is available on online and via split-screen, the latter of which is an oft forgotten feature in the modern videogame industry.
The videogame features a variety of tracks set across multiple environments, including deserts, forests, mountain regions and lakes Oases, all filled with opportunities to pull off some crazy stunts and drifts. ATV Drift & Tricks is also compatible PlayStation VR, and Funbox Media suggest that this makes it the first virtual reality (VR) quad bike videogame. However, the full extent of the support for VR is not currently known. How the speed and elaborate stunts will translate to VR is certainly a question that needs to be answered.
ATV Drift & Tricks is developed by Microids, a studio which is not only well versed in developing racing videogames but also has prior experience with the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD). The previously released dirtbike racing videogame Moto Racer 4 also featured support for the PlayStation VR, and other titles from Microids in the genre include Speed Demons, Crazy Cars: Hit the Road and the forthcoming Gear Club Unlimited for Nintendo Switch.
ATV Drift & Tricks is available at retail with a suggested retail price (SRP) of £24.99 GBP, however both Amazon and Play Asia are offering the videogame under that price tag including UK delivery. The digital version launched prior to the retail edition, on 26th October 2017, and is now available from the PlayStation Store priced slightly lower, at £15.99.
Funbox Media are making a significant effort to support PlayStation VR at retail, also publishing Big Moon Entertainment’s Syndrome and the seemingly delayed Quar: Battle for Gate 18. VRFocus will keep you updated with any further PlayStation VR titles set to be published by Funbox Media.