Back in March military simulation specialists Naviworks announced work on a virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter (FPS) for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive called Battle X: Birth of the Alliance. Originally slated for Steam Early Access in April, that arrival never happened, with Naviworks now confirming a full PC launch in September as well as a PlayStation VR version the following year.
Having evolved from the combat simulation technology Naviworks designed to train several of the world’s toughest military units, Battle X: Birth of the Alliance aims to provide players with an unparalleled level of realistic, military engagements by way of authentic weapons, tactical gear, vehicles, and innovative dynamic systems that utilize full body movement for taking cover.
Featuring a single-player campaign written by BioShock writer Susan O’Connor and starring the voice skills of Starship Trooper, Casper Van Dien, the story puts players in the shoes of an elite special forces unit tasked with taking down a rogue biotech scientist who aims to infect the world with a toxic pathogen. All that stands in their way is a private army of well-outfitted commandos and bio-hacked monstrosities.
Battle X: Birth of the Alliance will officially launch on PC for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and standard Windows PC via Steam on 14th September, 2018, with a PlayStation VR version due to follow in early 2019. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Battle X: Birth of the Alliance, reporting back with any further updates.
Update: VRFocus previously wrote that the release date would be 10th September, this has now been amended.