PlayStation VR owners are in for some high energy videogame releases this week with ninja title Sairento VR arriving this Friday. Today, Labrodex Studios has launched its first-person shooter (FPS) Scraper: First Strike with plenty of improvements and PlayStation VR specific amendments.
Based on the original IP by Labrodex President and CEO Jim Ivon and the novel by Ryder Windham titled Scraper: The Rise of Cifer – included as a free e-book for all PlayStation VR customers – you take on the role of Casey Maxwell, a member of the Human Resistance Force (HRF). As a Modified Hover Pod pilot, you’re tasked with assaulting a secret military base, restoring power, and destroying as many Humech robots as possible.
The Modified Hover Pod is a floating weapons platform designed to be comfortable when using full locomotion controls – thanks to being housed inside a vehicle – whilst offering lots of role-playing game (RPG) style elements such as upgradable armour and guns as well as being able to build new loadouts. Offering a 8 hour+ single-player campaign, you’ll need to locate blueprints to build weapons, while parts also have to be scavenged from robots and crates.
As the original Scraper: First Strike launched for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in 2018, Labrodex Studios has had time to further tweak the experience for PlayStation VR players. For example, control wise the videogame supports DualShock 4, PlayStation Move, PlayStation Aim (check out the video below) and 3dRudder peripherals. There will be 30 unique achievements including a Platinum Trophy, and easy access the Debilitator Railgun which was previously locked behind codes.
VRFocus liked the original version of Scraper: First Strike for PC, giving it a four-star review, saying: “Scraper: First Strike has plenty of little bits and pieces that are appealing and it’s been perfectly tuned for immersive VR gameplay. Because it is episodic some may find it’s not particularly lengthy, but turn the difficulty up and you’re in for a challenge.”
Scraper: First Strike is available today in North America and select European countries for $19.99 USD/ £15.49 GBP. VRFocus will continue coverage of Labrodex Studios and its other VR/AR projects, reporting back with the latest announcements.
Update: VRFocus has been in contact with Labrodex Studios and learnt of a couple of issues with the launch. Currently, European listings show an incorrect price which is too high. Advice is to wait as the price will drop. Secondly, countries like France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Russia are not listed, this is being worked on and may take a few days. “The game will be listed with English Audio and English Subtitles on ALL countries,” states the team. As VRFocus receives more info the article will be updated.
Update 2: The prices for UK, Australia, Ireland, Israel and India have now been fixed, while work is still ongoing for countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia.