It was revealed in June that South Korean virtual reality (VR) developer Skonec Entertainment has been preparing for the upcoming release of its free multiplayer title Mortal Blitz: Combat Arena for PlayStation VR. Set to launch next month, the studio has just announced that an open beta will take place next week.
The beta will be split between Asian and Western regions, with the former seeing the beta launch next Monday, 17th August, with the US and Europe able to play the videogame from Thursday 23rd. Both betas will finish on the same day, however, Sunday 23rd.
While exact details regarding what the beta will feature haven’t been released just yet – as there’s multiplayer and solo modes in the main title – Skonec Entertainment has confirmed options to ‘customize your weapons and diversify your maps’ won’t be active until after the beta has been completed.
When Mortal Blitz: Combat Arena launches for PlayStation VR in September it’ll feature a 15+ mission campaign across normal, hard and expert difficulty levels to tackle solo. The core of the gameplay will revolve around its multiplayer for up to 4 people. Quick Match (2-4 players), Ranked Match and Event Match options will be available with players able to access stats, rankings, achievements and titles earnt after each match.
This is an arcade action FPS so there’s no hiding or camping anywhere. Players jump into arenas filled with hexagonal platforms which they can teleport between. On arrival, light barriers appear to give players some defence but these can be removed by opponents with weapon fire. Thus encouraging everyone to keep moving, looking for better vantage points in the undulating environments.
While this will be a PlayStation VR only title, to begin with, Skonec Entertainment has already confirmed it will eventually support PC VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. As further details for Mortal Blitz: Combat Arena are released, VRFocus will let you know.