Bait! Developer Resolution Games Reveals Multiplayer Party Game ACRON
It'll feature both VR and mobile support.
Resolution Games has created quite the portfolio of virtual reality (VR) titles over the past few years. From highly popular, multiplatform fishing title Bait! to its recent partnership with Rovio Entertainment on Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs. Today, the studio has unveiled its next project, a multiplayer party videogame called ACRON.
Described as both ‘competitive and cooperative’ by Resolution Games, ACRON will feature cross-platform multiplayer between VR headsets and mobile devices. Currently, the studio hasn’t confirmed which VR headsets ACRON will support but on the mobile side both iOS and Android are catered for.
There aren’t any screenshots just yet, but details have been revealed regarding gameplay. The VR player becomes a large ancient tree that is the sole protector of the ‘seeds of life’ (the Golden Acrons). All the players on mobile become rebellious squirrels who must work together and work out the best course of action to acquire the seeds. The setup sounds very similar to Evocat Games’ Nemesis Realms which had non-VR players fighting against a VR boss opponent. There will be multiple levels depicting different nature environments and players will have several characters to choose from, each with their own roles.
“We’ve always believed that VR is more enjoyable when you can play with your friends and family,” said Tommy Palm, co-founder and CEO of Resolution Games. “ACRON takes that idea even further by allowing players in VR to play with and against opponents on mobile in a social setting. And not only is this game a prime way to introduce people to VR, but I can honestly say this game is the most fun I’ve ever had in VR… and I’ve played a lot of VR games!”
There’s a good chance ACRON is one of the videogames the studio is working on for Oculus Quest. A couple of months ago Resolution Games mentioned it was working on several titles for the standalone headset, and with the launch expected soon Oculus will want a continual stream of new content. ACRON is currently scheduled for a summer launch.
As further details are released by Resolution Games, VRFocus will keep you informed of the latest updates.