Earlier this year the developers behind the virtual reality (VR) multiplayer shooter Zero Killed launched a closed beta in order to test the gameplay and gather feedback from the potential player base. Now that the Beta is completed, developers Ignibit have decided to release the title into Steam Early Access.
All HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners can now enter ‘The Zone’ and test their shooting and tactical skills before the title is ready for its full launch, which is currently scheduled for November.
The development team behind Zero Killed have taken inspiration from a range of highly-regarded FPS and tactical titles, claiming to employ a mix of the tactical gameplay from Rainbow Six Siege, the fast-paced PvP of Counter-Strike and the variety of equipment of gadgets from SWAT 4.
The player takes on the role of a ‘Zero’. Professional soldiers who have broken with their previous employers and become mercenaries after they were employed to attempt to extract a powerful superconductive element ‘Petronium’ from a ruined area known as ‘The Zone’.
Zero Killed has been designed to require team cooperation and communication, as players need to quickly respond to changing conditions. Players have a choice of ten different characters, such as the heavily armoured Big Foot, to ex-Navy demolition expert Ox.
Movement in Zero Killed is said to be free of simulation sickness, even without using teleportation. Players will be able to run, climb or slide down ladders, as developer Ignibit say they have perfected technology will allows players to traverse the world of Zero Killed without teleportation and without simulation sickness.
Zero Killed is available on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, priced at £11.39 (GBP). The full version is set to be released on 30th November, 2018. A PlayStation VR version is set to follow at a later date.
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