As the days until the release of anticipated strategic military shooter Firewall Zero Hour tick down, developer First Contact Entertainment and Sony are trying to get the hype train rolling with the release of a new trailer.
Firewall Zero Hour is a tactical military shooter based around 4v4 multiplayer in which the players are charged with protecting sensitive data containing on a laptop, or trying to break in and steal that same data.
The new trailer prominently features a player using the PlayStation Aim controller, a peripheral which has helped increase the immersion for some players since it was released alongside Farpoint. The developers have previously talked about how use of a gun in the title became an important area for immersion.
The First Contact Entertainment team designed the title so that aiming and gun movement is not controlled by a button press, but is instead tracked to physical movement, allowing for the realistic motion of lifting the gun to scan down the scope for nearby targets.
Another action possible in Firewall Zero Hour is the ability to ‘blind fire’ by sticking your weapon out of cover to fire at enemies without moving your player avatar from cover. This action is made much easier and more immersive with the Aim Controller.
The Vice President of First Contact Entertainment, Joshua Ochoa has also indicated that gun movement can be used to communicate with team members, pointing or waving the weapon to indicate a direction to move in, or to signal where enemies are located. This is something that is reflected briefly in the trailer.
Firewall Zero Hour is due for release on 28th August, 2018. Pre-orders for both the digital edition and physical versions, including the Aim Controller bundle, are available through the PlayStation Store.
The trailer video is available to view below. Further news on Firewall Zero Hour and other upcoming VR projects will be here on VRFocus.