A couple of weeks ago VRFocus reported on indie developer Reactor Heart announcing its first virtual reality (VR) title, a frantic first-person shooter (FPS) call Oval. The videogame is due to launch in Steam Early Access next month, so prior to that happening Reactor Heart wants to stress test Oval by having a closed beta.
The studio is inviting 500 players to test the title, with the beta running from today until 8th June – when Oval enters early access. If your application is successful then you’ll be given a Steam key which should work on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
Primarily aimed towards online, multiplayer battles, Oval will offer players five different weapons, three official maps, integrated in-game voice chat and bots for single-player in the early access version. Additionally, the title will also include a multiplayer level editor, Steam workshop support and community maps to further increase gameplay options.
Early access is expected to take around 6 – 12 months, in which time new official maps will be added, character skins, improved editor tools for more sophisticated maps, new weapons and new game modes. Reactor Heart also revealed that the bots feature for community maps has now been implemented..
In this beta test Reactor Heart will not only be testing the network to ensure smooth operation, players will also trial the second and third official maps the studio has created.