One of VRFocus’ favourite virtual reality (VR) title from the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 had to be Survios’ upcoming pirate combat title Battlewake. The videogame was revealed back in May, and at the same time, sign-ups for a closed beta were opened. Now the team has announced when that beta will take place, it starts this Friday 19th July.
Battlewake has been designed primarily as a multiplayer fight on water, whether that’s at home or in location-based entertainment (LBE) venues. Players are able to choose from four Pirate Lords, each with their own style of ship and unique abilities.
For the closed beta only one gameplay mode will be available ‘Warfare Mode’, which allows from one to four players to engage in a co-operative, progressive gauntlet. The beta will be available through Steam only, and won’t be available for PlayStation VR or Oculus Quest. Survios explained in a statement: “We made the decision to host the closed beta through Steam for several reasons, including Battlewake’s current development cycle and platform distribution among player signups.”
If you want to take part then you need to sign-up at Battlewake.com before 12pm PST on 18th July. Participants will then receive installation instructions via email Friday morning. The closed beta will commence at noon PST (8pm GMT) 19th July and run through 11:59 p.m. PST Sunday, 21st July.
The Multiplayer Happy Hours are as follows:
20/21 July 4pm-7pm PST
20/21 July 4pm-7pm GMT
The final version of Battlewake will be released this summer in VR arcades and across multiple to be confirmed headsets – it definitely sounds like Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Oculus Quest. It’ll feature fully upgradable ships with 13 different weapons to choose from, some real and some not so real. There will be multiple gameplay modes, from single-player PvE to massive PvP deathmatches.
Take a look a VRFocus’ preview of Battlewake which demoed the single-player portion of the title, saying: “Battlewake featured all the gloss you’d expect from a Survios title, with easy to use controls and exciting gameplay.” For further updates on the title ahead of launch, keep reading VRFocus.