Renown Icelandic developer CCP Games’ first foray into mobile virtual reality (VR) content came in the form of highly polished shooter Gunjack for Samsung Gear VR in 2015. It’s subsidiary, CCP Games Shanghai then went on to create a sequel, Gunjack 2: End of Shift, as an exclusive for Google Daydream. Today, that second title has now made its way to Gear VR.
Gunjack 2: End of Shift features the same gameplay style as its forbear, where players control a massive turret onboard a spaceship, shooting down waves of enemies. These get progressively harder with more hostiles onscreen and ever larger boss battles. To help their cause players can pickup various upgrades and bonuses to improve their defence, unlock better weapons and more. Gunjack 2: End of Shift includes a loadout option so that players can select their favourite arsenal before heading into battle.
While the original version allowed players to control the gun using their gaze, the sequel on Daydream utilised the headset’s 3DoF motion controller, and so players with the Gear VR controller will now be able to do the same.
Gunjack 2: End of Shift is available through the Oculus Store for $8.99 USD. For those who haven’t played the original, CCP Games with be releasing a bundle with a discounted price point. As a bonus for Daydream players, Gunjack 2: End of Shift will receive a permanent price drop on Google Play, from $12.99 to $8.99.
This is likely to be one of the last VR releases for CCP Games as the studio announced back in October that it was refocusing its efforts away from VR. This sees the company close its Atlanta office and sell its Newcastle office. The studio became one of the major players in the VR industry when it released EVE: Valkyrie for Oculus Rift, then porting it to all the other major head-mounted displays (HMDs).
VRFocus will continue its coverage of CCP Games, even as it breaks away from VR.