For those PlayStation VR owners who enjoy rhythm-action videogames like Beat Saber this week sees the high anticipated Pistol Whip from Cloudhead Games arrive. That launch was supposed to happen tomorrow but the studio has now confirmed a slight delay with Pistol Whip releasing later this week.
Thankfully it’s not a massive delay like Iron Man VR suffered a couple of times before it launched earlier this month. You’ll only have to wait a couple of days in fact as the launch has been moved to Thursday 30th July.
The PlayStation VR version will include all the updates released for the Oculus Quest and PC VR editions, making for a total of 15 playable scenes at launch. It’ll also include 24 Trophies for players to unlock.
“After 7 years of navigating VR’s resurgence, we’re beyond excited to finally bring our smash hit Pistol Whip to PlayStation VR,” says Denny Unger, CEO and Creative Director of Cloudhead Games in a statement. “Pistol Whip has both the depth and accessibility to keep players coming back for more, so we are super keen to be a part of the PSVR community.”
The gameplay was inspired by god-like action characters such as John Wick, where armed with a single gun you can take out masses of enemies. In highly stylised environments you can shoot faceless foes, dodge their bullets and gun butt them when within range, all in time to some thumping tunes. Plus there are custom options which change the scoring from dual-wielding to turning the auto-aim off.
Pistol Whip has received widespread praise for its gameplay with VRFocus saying in its review: “Pistol Whip is huge amounts of fun even on the easiest difficulty setting, suitable for VR players no matter their skill level.”
As previously reported Cloudhead Games has even more planned with the ‘Heartbreaker Trilogy’ update adding 3 new scenes, 2 new modifiers and new customization options in August. It will be a break from the norm with the studio saying: “Heartbreaker is meant for the lovers. Inspired by trippy, rhythmic action games like Sayonara Wild Hearts.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Pistol Whip, reporting back with the latest updates.