https://www.vrfocus.com/The days when virtual reality (VR) was considered an inherently isolating experience would seem to be largely over thanks to the steady rise of social VR experience and multiplayer VR titles, which now includes sci-fi mutliplayer shooter Hexion, recently arrived on Steam Early Access.
Hexion is a competitive multiplayer shooter where players can take each other on using a wide array of futuristic weaponry and equipment, with different styles of play that rewards the accurate, sneaky or fastest, to account for a wide variety of play styles.
Players can dive right in to the 5v5 online multiplayer, or if they want some time to practice or take time out to sharpen their skills, Solo or Co-Op versus the AI is also available. For online multiplayer, a range of game modes are available, including Team Deathmatch, Team Elimination or the objective-based Overheat mode.
With locomotion in VR being something of a hot topic at the moment, the development team at SOMATIC have tried to provide options, with hand-direction locomotion being available along with room-scale teleportation. Teleportation has charges which are used up each time it is used, so players using teleport movement don’t get an inherent advantage.
The development team believe that Hexion is currently at a stable and playable stage where players can have fun with it, but are hoping to gain useful feedback from the community on what needs to be added, changed or tweaked. In addition, the team hope to raise some funding to hire a dedicated artist to provide more flair to the in-game visuals.
SOMATIC are hoping to add a range of features during the time Hexion spends in Early Access, such as a large quantity of new maps, full-body customisable VR avatars, a new gameplay mode called Payload, a progression system with attached rewards, mission for single player and co-op and a level editor.
Hexion is available on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, priced at £5.03 (GBP), a launch discount on the usual price of £7.19, which will only be available for a short time. For future coverage of new and upcoming VR content, keep checking back with VRFocus.