Back in October, First Contact Entertainment teased that ‘something cool’ was coming to PlayStation VR by the end of the year. While you may have expected that announcement to come during the PlayStation Experience this weekend, it seems as though the studio had another surprise in store, revealing a new squad-based tactical first-person shooter called Firewall Zero Hour.
Detailing the videogame on the PlayStation Blog, First Contact Entertainment’s Creative Strategist Adam Orth explains: “In Firewall Zero Hour, two teams of mercenaries are hired by anonymous contract handlers to either protect or obtain highly sensitive information on a laptop in dangerous and exotic locations around the globe. Each team’s anonymous contract handler acts as their “eye in the sky” and guides each match by providing objectives and critical mission information along the way. Their only concern is the data and they are willing to pay you handsomely for it.”
Supporting both PlayStation Aim and DualShock 4 controller configurations, Firewall Zero Hour is all about realistic, organised, tactical firefights, based on strong team communication. So when players are attacking their team’s objectives are: bypass the firewall access points, locate the laptop and initiate the hack, whilst as defenders, a team’s objectives are to secure the firewall access points, protect the laptop and prevent the hack.
When objectives are successfully completed players will be awarded cryptocurrency with which to spend on their loadouts. As a realistic shooter players will have an arsenal of weapons to choose from, as well as secondary utility equipment and cosmetic customization items.
Firewall Zero Hour will be a PlayStation VR exclusive when it arrives at some point in 2018. If you want to see First Contact Entertainment’s first VR title then check out ROM: Extraction for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
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