Known for its sci-fi franchise Anshar Wars, virtual reality (VR) developer OZWE Games is going for a more grounded approach for its next videogame Death Lap. A fast and furious racing title with plenty of combat elements, Death Lap has just been announced for Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift headsets.
In Death Lap OZWE Games will be mixing up several racing genres, offering players the chance to tear up the track and their opponents using a variety of vehicles and weapon systems. With a loose story revolving around this annual race and its host, Nitro Saint Payne, there is only one concern for racers, making it past the finish line.
Going into greater detail regarding the main character, OZWE Games CEO Stéphane Intissar mentions on Oculus Blog that Nitro Saint Payne is a mixture of famous supervillains such as Arcade from Marvel Comics; the Joker, Dan Killian in The Running Man and Cruella de Vil from The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
There will be five cars to choose before each race, each featuring a variety of strengths, short and long-range weapons, and special abilities. Players will be able to race on five circuits: a psychedelic desert, oil on fire in the desert, Las Vegas by night, an abandoned theme park, and a giant pinball.
And just to make the races even more interesting Intissar says: “Besides weapons, players can use items to get an edge over their opponents: traps, secret paths, and pickup items spread throughout the 3D environments. To spice up the game, players can be eaten by a colossal piranha, electrified by the malicious clown, and crushed by a giant dice over the ruthless rides.”
With a multiplayer which can support up to six people, Death Lap will also feature a single-player option. In multiplayer integrated VoIP will allow players to talk (taunt) to each other plus they be able to rank on global leaderboards.
Currently, there’s no indication how far through development Death Lap is or when OZWE Games plan on releasing the title. With Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) less than two weeks away its likely further details will be made available during the event. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.