One of the HTC Vive’s best strategy titles, Quar: Battle for Gate 18, was announced for PlayStation 4 back in August of this year. Compatible with PlayStation VR, the videogame has now received a new title for its console launch, set to be known as Quar: Infernal Machines.
Developed by Steel Wool Games, Quar: Infernal Machines sees players taking in the role of a general, commanding cavalry to sweep the enemy’s flanks, Baeliog armoured tractors forward to shatter hardened defences, rhyflers armed with weapons ranging from the humble Bogen rifle to heavy-automatic shotguns to hold the line as you call in deadly airstrikes to take down enemy encampments.
A turn-based experience, Quar: Battle for Gate 18’s success as a HTC Vive launch title lead to Steel Wool Games receiving a $5 million USD investment from HTC Corporation. The PlayStation VR edition of the title, Quar: Infernal Machines, is set to be published by Funbox Media.
Funbox Media has already seen success on PlayStation VR with the publishing of Big Moon Entertainment’s Syndrome and more recently Microids’ ATV Drift & Tricks, both of which offer PlayStation VR compatibility in addition to traditional monitor/TV-based gameplay. Quar: Infernal Machines however, launched as strictly a virtual reality (VR) experience on PC; whether or not the videogame will be playable without PlayStation VR on PlayStation 4 has not yet been confirmed, however the revised box art (seen below) features the ‘PlayStation VR Compatible’ slogan, opposed to ‘PlayStation VR Required’.
VRFocus reviewed Quar: Battle for Gate 18 upon release, stating of the original HTC Vive title: “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.”
Sadly, Quar: Infernal Machines has also seen a short delay. Originally expected to launch on PlayStation 4 last month, the title is now scheduled for a March 2018 release. Both Amazon and Play Asia are currently offering pre-orders for the title, which has a suggested retail price (SRP) of £24.99 GBP.
Hopefully Quar: Infernal Machines will not suffer any further delays, and VRFocus will continue to keep you updated with all the latest details.