Phaser Lock Interactive launched its WW2-themed real-time strategy (RTS) title Final Assault almost a year ago for PC-based virtual reality (VR) headsets. When VRFocus spoke with the studios’ creative director Todd Bailey last summer he mentioned that with the PC version finished they were working on the PlayStation VR port. Today, it has been confirmed that Final Assault will be coming to the headset next week.
Offering cross-platform gameplay between PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Final Assault is a tabletop style battle between Allied and Axis forces offering both single-player and multiplayer modes.
Players are able to select from six divisions, each with its own specialised ground and aerial units as they seek to dominate their opponent. With a god-like overview of the battlefield, they can manoeuvre jeeps, tanks, and artillery in massive ground battles whilst executing airstrikes and bombing runs to destroy the enemy base.
“We feel we found the sweet spot on mixing RTS and Moba gameplay, taking what we feel is the best of the best that has ultimately ended up creating a new genre that can only exist in VR. And our game leans more on the PVP gameplay, and let’s face it, there are not a lot of cross-play multiplayer games out there. So now bringing in the PSVR users we hope to increase the player base and give more opportunities for fast matchmaking across all the headset,” said Phaser Lock Interactive CEO Michael Daubert in a statement.
In conjunction with the PlayStation VR launch, Phaser Lock Interactive will be adding new units, maps and customisation options for all platforms, so there’s no difference in content.
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 is scheduled for launch on 31st March for PlayStation VR, rounding off a bumper March for VR videogames. As further updates for the RTS title are released, VRFocus will let you know.