Recently CCP Games reignited its virtual reality (VR) esports ambitions by updating Sparc with new content. It’s a field more developers are experimenting with due to esports seemingly evergrowing popularity, and now Phaser Lock Interactive is getting in on the action, with its real-time strategy (RTS) title Final Assault taking part in the World Cyber Games (WCG) 2019 in Xi’an, China this week.
Final Assault is the only VR title to have been chosen for the event which starts tomorrow and ends on Sunday, 21st July. It’ll join the ranks of some big names in the esports field, such as Dota 2, Starcraft 2, Hearthstone, Warcraft 3, Crossfire and Clash Royale, included as part of the WCG’s “New Horizons” division.
Over the course of 2019 the WCG has been running preliminary matches with players from around the world including North America, the Netherlands, Poland, Australia, South Korea, and China. 12 players won the opportunity to be flown to Xi’an, with the six winners now competing for a chance to be crowned the first-ever VR Champion of the World Cyber Games.
To celebrate Final Assault taking part in the WCG, Phaser Lock Interactive will be running a free to play weekend from 18th-21st July on Steam. In addition, Final Assault will also be discounted by 35% starting tomorrow, ending on 26th July as part of the World Cyber Games promotion.
After a short Early Access period beginning in March this year, Phaser Lock Interactive fully launched Final Assault in May. With a WWII setting, the videogame is a tabletop style battle between Allied and Axis forces, supporting both single-player and multiplayer modes. Players have six divisions to choose from, each with its own unique units, mixing tactics up between, infantry, heavy vehicles, aerial attacks and more.
VRFocus reviewed Final Assault for launch, giving it a decent four-star rating whilst saying: “Much, in the same way, VRFocus enjoyed Brass Tactics, Final Assault is another superb example of why table-top gaming works in VR.”
Final Assault supports cross-play between Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. For further updates from Phaser Lock Interactive, keep reading VRFocus.