For fans of tabletop strategy videogames, Wolfdog Interactive and Vertigo Games have jointly announced that their award-winning title Skyworld will be ported to PlayStation VR, with a launch date expected in early 2019.
Blending both turn-based empire building and fast-paced real-time battles, Skyworld is a fully-featured VR strategy experience that includes a story-based single-player campaign, skirmish mode and online competitive 1 vs 1 multiplayer.
Set on a spinnable circular table, Skyworld casts you as a King who needs to protect their lands from the onset of evil forces. To do this players have to manage their population of workers, buildings & resources turn-by-turn whilst further expanding their lands to eventually reach the enemy stronghold. Along the way, players must also concern themselves with building a powerful, balanced deck with 4 categories: land, air, ranged and spells to take into battle.
When meeting an opponent on the management side of the table, the entire centre flips onto the other side for the real-time battles. Before heading into battle players need to ensure they’ve fully researched and upgraded a full roster of units and legendary characters to help facilitate victory. At their command are 16 unique units including knights, snipers, catapults and even dragons, each with their own particular strengths.
Skyworld originally launched for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets in 2017 with VRFocus saying in its review that: “Skyworld is difficult, and these battles aren’t easily won until you’ve significantly improved your forces – that’s if you manage to in the first place. With this inmindSkyworld certainly won’t be for everyone simply due to its difficulty. But for those tacticians after a challenge, Skyworld is definitely one of the best RTS style VR titles available.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Skyworld, reporting back with further updates as they’re announced.