Yesterday VRFocus reported on virtual reality (VR) developer Phaser Lock Interactive announcing a delay to the Early Access launch of real-time strategy (RTS) experience Final Assault. Today, the studio has confirmed to VRFocus that plans are underway for a series of Final Assault Tournaments as part of the early access phase.
Via email, Phaser Lock Interactive’s CEO Michael Daubert explained: “We are currently working with partners and vendors on setting up small Final Assault Tournaments following our early access launch. These tournaments are being planned for various area around North America, starting in our home town Austin with a larger tournament possibly set for March at GDC or PAX EAST. The tournaments are in early stages of planning, which require quite a lot of logistics and work, but we want to give players a stage to showcase their skills and tactics as they work their ways up the leaderboards. We will have more information coming shortly.”
By the sound of things, all these tournaments will be local rather than online, showcasing the Final Assault’s PvP mode to audiences in various towns around the US. Daubert continued to keep details fairly cryptic by mentioning that the tournaments will then ‘lead into something huge for our studio’.
The studio certainly seems to have big plans for its next VR experience, which will now arrive next Tuesday, 19th February. As it’s only going to be via Early Access, to begin with, the title will purely support Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. With the official launch planned for April, not only will more features be added but PlayStation VR users should see it pop up on the store.
With a WWII theme, Final Assault will be an intense single-player and multiplayer combat experience, where players have a god-like overview of the battlefield, controlling all manner of troops, tanks, planes and more in a bid for victory. The Early Access launch will purely focus on the PvP portion of the title, with the single-player features being slowly integrated over the next couple of months.
VRFocus will be following Final Assault’s progress, reporting back with further announcements regarding its Early Access development and those tournaments.