Playsnak are bringing the cyberpunk aesthetic to virtual reality (VR) with the release of high-speed hoverbike racing title Neon Seoul: Outrun into Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Players take the role of an Outrunner, a rebel racer defying the restrictions placed on the population by the artificial intelligence systems that control the world. Players climb into the seat of a powerful hoverbike capable of hitting incredible speeds of over 1,000km/h in a bid to capture the thrills and excitement usually denied to the population of this future world.
The developers have created a control system designed specifically for VR that allows players to utilise an intuitive control system that lets users steer the VR bike with simply body movements. In addition, tracks have been created to be dynamic, where no two races will be the same, giving users a larger variety of challenges to face. Players will race to a synthwave soundtrack designed to represent the cyberpunk atmosphere of the videogame world, featuring artists such as Isidor, Raphael Gesqua and Noise Symphony.
Neon Seoul: Outrun forms part of a larger cyberpunk universe created by Playsnak, which is planned to grow to include other types of VR experiences and stories all set in the same dystopian future world.
Game Director on Neon Seoul: Outrun, Patrick Esteves, said: “The game really harnesses the power of VR to give an authentic sense of speed and control in a racing game, and players will enter a universe where the sights, sounds, and stories all combine to fuel the adrenalin rush of fighting for first place. We’re bringing Neon Seoul: Outrun to Early Access today so our community can make its voice heard right from the start and help us to shape not only the gameplay, but also the immersive cyberpunk world we’re building.”
Neon Seoul: Outrun will be released on Steam Early Access for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on 10th December, 2017. Further information can be found on the Steam store page. A trailer is available to view below.
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