Los Angeles-based Survios has already cemented itself as a premier virtual reality (VR) developer thanks to videogames like Raw Data and Sprint Vector. It’s now heading into the far more dicey terrain of videogame movie tie-ins, announcing a new VR exclusive Creed: Rise to Glory.
After Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s (MGM’s) 2016 strategic investment in Survios, this is will be the companies first IP release, throwing players into a blockbuster boxing experience. They are Adonis Creed, fighting to establish a legacy in the shadow of they’re champion father. Players will be able to go toe-to-toe with the world’s top opponents in an intense boxing experience that lets them train, fight and (eventually) win like a Creed.
Using Survios’s proprietary Phantom Melee Technology, Creed: Rise to Glory aims to challenge both your mind and body as you endeavour to become champion. The system uses several mechanics which the studio calls Responsive Control and Virtual Stamina to make the melee combat feel truly immersive. This should make experiencing the ascent of Adonis Creed from scrappy underdog to prize fighter even more epic, and of course you’ll train with the legendary Rocky Balboa.
Explaining how the Phantom Melee Technology works, Survios explains that for: “Responsive Control: two avatars dynamically sync and desync through specific in-game triggers, such as knockouts and taking a flurry of blows. With each punch, your body and avatar separate, but you have the chance to get back in the game by aligning with the body’s fighting stance or racing back into your prone character.” As for Virtual Stamina, players: “Feel the slowing effects of overexertion and fatigue through strategic desynchronization triggered by frantic player movement and successive punches.”
There will be a variety of gameplay modes, with Adonis Creed’s Career Mode being the main spectacle or arcade-style matchups with a variety of opponents and locations in Exhibition Mode.
“In all the VR experiences we build, we aim to make our players feel empowered, and CREED: RISE TO GLORY™ accomplishes this in a very cinematic and active way,” said James Iliff, Survios co-founder and Chief Creative Officer. “We’re throwing players into iconic boxing arenas, trading blows with the top fighters from the franchise, all while experiencing the thrills and showtime dramatics of the ultimate Hollywood-style boxing exhibition. With our new Phantom Melee Technology™, the game provides an authentic immersive experience that truly makes you feel like a boxing world champion.”
Creed: Rise to Glory will be on demonstration at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018, where VRFocus will learn further details and report back.