In the run up to it’s release, team-based strategic military shooter Firewall Zero Hour is releasing a number of videos to help get players ready for the virtual reality (VR) action when it releases on PlayStation VR. The video released yesterday was an overview of the videogame with today focusing on the VR immersion side of things.
The team at First Contact Entertainment talk in the video about how the immersive power of VR really allows the player to become one with the action within Firewall Zero Hour. Players don’t push a button to lift their weapon up to aim it is their physical movement that allows for that motion of looking down the scope and scanning for targets. One of the standout features that Damoun Shabestari, Creative Producer at First Contact Entertainment points out is the freedom to blind fire. This is done by sticking your weapon out from behind cover to fire at enemies without removing yourself, offering more cover then just leaning out.
Joshua Ochoa, Vice President, First Contact Entertainment also expands on the freedom of gun movement but adding that players can use this as a means to communicate with team members. Pointing with your weapon or waving it in a direction to signal where enemies are is a valid and powerful way for teams to better understand each other during intense firefights.
One of the other ways players will be truly immersed within Firewall Zero Hour is thanks to the directional audio which the title features. This means that players will be able to actually tell where gun shoots, footsteps or even voices are coming from just by listening to the environment around them. This will also help give players a chance to approach areas of the map quietly to try and get the jump on their enemy.
The full video on how Firewall Zero Hour will offer stunning immersion is available to watch in full below. The title is due to release on 28th August, and pre-orders for both the downloadable and physical versions are now available through the PlayStation Store.
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