Arena combat titles such as Echo Combat and Space Junkies are great when you want to team up and battle players online. But if you want the futuristic style without the zero-g, then Anshar Studios’ next virtual reality (VR) title Telefrag VR may suit. Today, the studio has confirmed that the videogame will be getting a multi-platform launch next week.
Telefrag VR is a purely PvP first-person shooter (FPS), with a couple of unique features Anshar Studios hope will differentiate the experience from the pack. The first is the level design. While you do run around on a solid surface the arena itself is a myriad of platforms, all of which can be vertical, upside down or any other orientation depending on the platform players happen to be standing on at the time.
As such, players have the use of smooth locomotion mechanics to move around their local arena and then teleportation to switch platforms. The other core feature of the title comes from its own name, the Telefrag. This is an adaption of the teleport system allowing players to charge into an opponent when in range, dealing massive damage. It can almost be thought of as a finishing move if their health is already reduced.
When not in close proximity to use the Telefrag, then there is a selection of loadouts to choose before each match takes place, allowing players to dual wield guns. These are the Flak Cannon, Rocket Launcher, Plasma Rifle, Laser Pistol and Particle Cannon. Each weapon has two firing modes, and can also inflict melee damage alongside the Telefrag, enabling different play styles each match.
There’s also a bit of a backstory explaining the weird and wonderful layout. This is an alternative universe in which the Roman Empire never fell. Consolidating its power around the globe, the empire continued to expand into outer space ushering in a new form of gladiatorial battles.
Telefrag VR is scheduled to launch for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift/Rift S, PlayStation VR, Windows Mixed Reality and Valve Index headsets on Friday, 19th July, retailing for $24.99 USD/€24.99 EUR. Cross-platform gameplay is supported on PC VR devices. For further updates from Anshar Studios, keep reading VRFocus.