PlayStation VR owners looking for a decent real-time strategy (RTS) title will be happy to know that Vertigo Games’ Skyworld has now arrived for the popular headset.
Originally a PC release for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive back in 2017, Skyworld is, in fact, a mixture of RTS and turn-based strategy (TBS) components. Offering both single-player and multiplayer options, matches take place on a large circular table which can be spun round to see all areas of the map. In this layout, the gameplay is TBS based, with players having to manage the expansion of territory, gain sufficient resources, and then build their army ready for battle.
When an engagement with the enemy takes place then the entire table spins over to start the real-time battles, where players can test out their troops, armaments and magic abilities. All of these have unique properties for different strategies, plus they can be upgraded for tactical advantages.
The PlayStation VR version also introduces new features. There’s now a persistent levelling system where players can earn XP in single and multiplayer matches and daily challenges for further XP. Special avatars are available, in addition to leaderboards to track player performance.
“With the launch of Skyworld on PSVR, we’re excited to bring the hybrid strategy game to a new platform with millions of players,” said Richard Stitselaar, Managing Director at Vertigo Games in a statement. “We’ve had so much fun creating a world where players can be ruling both high above their kingdom as well as down low on the battlefield with their army.”
VRFocus reviewed the PC version of Skyworld giving it a solid four-stars, finding that the title was highly challenging and offered an excellent mixture of RTS and TGS gameplay. It also happened to be one of our favourite (RTS) experiences of 2017, so hopefully, it should do well on PlayStation VR with the new additions.
Developed by Wolfdog Interactive, a Dutch videogame development studio specializing in VR, Skyworld is now available for purchase via the PlayStation Store for $29.99 USD/€29.99 EUR. For further updates from Vertigo Games on all its VR titles, keep reading VRFocus.