Resolution Games has quite the catalogue of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) titles including Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, Acron: Attack of the Squirrels! and most recently Glimt: The Vanishing at the Grand Starlight Hotel. Today, the studio has announced its twelfth title in five years, a PvP experience which goes by the name Blaston.
A duelling shooter where each player has an assortment of high-tech, futuristic weaponry to use against their opponent, Blaston has a similar vibe to E McNeill’s Ironlights, just with guns. Players will need to stay in constant motion to avoid being an easy target to hit, whilst also being able to return fire accurately.
While Resolution Games has created competitive titles like Acron in the past, Blaston will offer something new from the team, both in terms of gameplay and its bold visual style. From the trailer, matches will take place across rounds but there’s no indication if players have health or it’s one shot one kill.
“We really couldn’t be more excited about Blaston,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. “It’s definitely a departure from the cooperative game play that Resolution Games has become known for and will introduce a whole new genre and audience of players to the studio.”
“We’ve been playing Blaston behind-the-scenes for quite some time, and Tommy still hasn’t managed to beat me,” joked Mathieu Castelli, Resolution Games’ chief creative officer and producer of Blaston. “It’s been a lot of fun. The offices have been filled with shouts of excitement during matches. There’s a real adrenaline rush that comes from the physical intensity!”
The Swedish developer expects to release Blaston by the end of the year but hasn’t yet specified which headsets the title will support. Given the nature of the gameplay and the studios’ previous work across multiple headsets, a big cross-platform launch is expected.
Recently the studio welcomed videogame veteran Mike Booth on to its board of directors and back in February teased another VR title, Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale, where players have to communicate and work together in a hectic kitchen environment. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Resolution Games’ latest projects, reporting back with further updates.