Phaser Lock Interactive began the Steam Early Access phase of Final Assault’s development back in March, further improving whilst adding new features to the title. Today, the studio has announced that the real-time strategy experience will be fully released in a few weeks.
Set during WWII with players fighting as either Allied or Axis armies across a range of dramatic battlefields, Final Assault offers cross-platform, PvP gameplay between Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
With six divisions to choose from, each with its own unique units, players are able to control both ground and aerial units as they seek to dominate their opponent. There are 14 maps to choose from in multiplayer, with additional story and skirmish modes for single-player gameplay.
“Every strategic choice made by players will have a real-time consequence that requires them to think on their feet and be able to flex their VR skills and muscles,” said Michael Daubert, CEO of Phaser Lock Interactive in a statement. “We took what we felt works great in an RTS and molded it into gameplay that can only exist in VR.”
“This is just the beginning for Final Assault,” says Todd Bailey, Creative Director at Phaserlock Interactive. “We built the game to have a strong set of core mechanics so that we can continue to expand and add new content and gameplay after launch. We’re ready to build more maps, more units, more game modes and new campaigns. We want to be able to look at what’s exciting to the players and build on that.”
VRFocus previewed the Early Access version a couple of months ago, saying: Final Assault is RTS-style tabletop gaming at its best. There are options galore whether you prefer single-player or multiplayer gaming, and easy to pick up controls with deep enough strategy to hook most players. Phaser Lock Interactive should have a sure-fire hit on their hands.” VRFocus will be reviewing the title at launch to give you our final thoughts.
Final Assault will be arriving on Steam, Oculus and Viveport stores on 16th May 2019, retailing for $29.99 USD. For any further updates, keep reading VRFocus.