Last month virtual reality (VR) developer Survios announced it would be holding a closed beta for its upcoming competitive multiplayer Sprint Vector, for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Today, the studio has revealed the closed beta will begin this Friday, 19th January.
The beta will be the first time Sprint Vector is publicly available for hands-on, online competitive platforming, showcasing Survios’s proprietary Fluid Locomotion system, which allows for player locomotion and comfortable gameplay even with intense speeds and movements in VR. The beta includes access to three competitive maps, a full roster of playable characters, all in-game power-ups, a never-before-seen challenge mode featuring two solo maps with unique challenges, and both quick play and private lobbies.
Featuring 8-player competitive online racing, Sprint Vector is a high-octane athletic competition mixed with an interactive game show element. Players can race downhill at 100 mph, scramble up skyscraper-height walls, leap headfirst off 1,000-foot towers and more, whilst using the Fluid Locomotion systems simple, running and climbing motions complete the courses.
Sprint Vector, will take place from 19th January through 28th January, 2018. Multiplayer servers will be open on the weekends from 5:00pm to 8:00pm PT in the US, and from 17:00 to 20:00 GMT in the EU. If you’ve not yet done so signup for the free beta at the Sprint Vector website.
VRFocus originally previewed the title at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017 on HTC Vive, saying: “From this early demo Sprint Vector certainly does things differently, a VR Parkour if you will. VR developers are still learning the do’s and don’ts of the technology and Survios has decided to tackle a major challenge head on, and only time will really tell if this is a successful solution. Sprint Vector has all the makings of another stellar experience from the Raw Data studio.”
Additionally, during Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) pre-show for Paris Games Week (PGW) 2017, the company revealed that Sprint Vector will also be coming to PlayStation VR, although no date has been set yet.
Sprint Vector is slated to launch globally in Q1 2018, as further details are released VRFocus will keep you updated.