Those that enjoy massive sci-fi first-person shooters should keep an eye on Steam Early Access next week as UK-based indie team DEVCUBESTUDIO will be releasing its first virtual reality (VR) title for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Farhome.
The story goes that: “In the early 24th century, people from the emaciated Earth are looking for a new world to live in. The players will become members of an elite special purpose squad accompanying a large space mission. The goal of the expedition is to deploy the base, to get the extraction of the most precious cyrium up and running, and also to get ready for launching the Portal that will allow the Earthians to relocate to a new place of residence. But the new world holds its own threats and challenges.”
Featuring both single-player, co-op and multiplayer modes, Farhome is designed around team based gameplay with four different classes to select from – only two have been named so far Engineer and Heavy. Each will come equipped with their own types of weapons and unique abilities with the weapons offering an alternate fire mode.
DEVCUBESTUDIO is designing the VR title to be as open and accessible as possible for players, with long-distance teleportation, short-range jumps, and smooth locomotion on offer.
As with most early access releases Farhome won’t be the full experience. With the team planning on being in early access for around 9-12 months the launch will feature fully playable versions of 4 different missions to showcase the various gameplay elements in Farhome. There will be a single-player mode and a coop mode on offer across desert, jungle, Ancients’ caves, and space environments.
The full version will have 15 missions to play through, alongside new enemies, new regions and new character classes.
Farhome is due to arrive on 5th April, 2018 for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. With some impressive looking visuals check out these screenshots, and keep an eye out for a VRFocus preview of the title soon.