There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) shooting videogames but very few actually specialise in the finer art of sniping. Due for release next month is Sniper Rust VR by Zatun Game Studio, and for those keen on getting an early look at the title can now download a demo.
Sniper Rust VR has a story line based around players being an elite marksman employed by a covert Agency to embark on a first-person campaign against an armed militia uprising across international borders. But like any good sniper videogame the story plays second fiddle to looking down a scope and popping enemies heads with pinpoint precision.
The full title features an 18 level campaign set across four different environments, with each mission arming plays with one of four real-world guns, locked and loaded with special features. To ensure the shooter isn’t just another target range style experience the studio as employed adaptive AI across its enemy classes, so levels will feature well-concealed snipers, air/group assaults and traps behind enemy lines to make sure each one is a challenge.
“Zatun began work on Sniper Rust VR in the month of January this year when we first got out hands on the Oculus device.’ states CEO Abhinav Chokhavatia. “We were already working on a mobile version of Sniper Rust at the time. With no sharpshooting VR games available and Oculus tech. being relatively new, we believed creating a virtual reality version would be a good idea.”
Sniper Rust VR is due for an 27th December 2017 release on Oculus Rift, with the demo available through Steam or via the Oculus Gallery Apps section of the Oculus Store. It’ll serve to gather user feedback as finishing touches to the full game are implemented, the demo meanwhile includes a singular game-play level with the rest of its features unlocked.
Zatun Game Studio is also working on a mobile version of Sniper Rust which will differ largely from its VR counterpart in terms of offered level design, game-play modes, enemy AI and player arsenal. An official announcement of its upcoming release is due soon.
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