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VR Parkour Title Stride Steps Onto PlayStation VR in 2021

PlayStation VR owners eagerly awaiting new titles like Maskmaker and Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife have a new videogame to add to that list. Today, Joy Way has revealed that its free-running experience Stride is coming to the platform later this year.

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Stride saw an Early Access launch for PC VR headsets back in September 2020, initially allowing players to jump, vault and wall run through an endless level with the occasional enemy popping up for good measure. The team then followed that up with an additional two modes to flesh out the gameplay, Time Run and Arena mode.

Rather than seeing how far you can get, in the Time Run mode you have to complete courses as fast as possible, vying for a spot on the leaderboard. Whilst the Arena offers an entirely different pace to the other two, where you can freely explore the high rise level. There are challenges like finding and collecting certain items or stealing an item without getting spotted by the snipers if you want something specific to do.

The studio plans on officially leaving Early Access in Q3 2021 where it’ll launch a planned single-player Story mode. The campaign was originally slated to arrive last year but Joy Way realised this was too of an ambitious timeline. Story mode will be a free update for those who’ve bought Stride during Early Access.

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Stride’s launch on PlayStation VR isn’t too far away. The studio hasn’t confirmed a date at the moment but in a press release said: “We can state at this point that the game will be out on PSVR no later than in 2 months’ time.” So no later than the end of March VRFocus reckons.  

Joy Way has previously mentioned an Oculus Quest version as well. Currently, there’s no further update on when that’s likely to arrive. For further Stride announcements, keep reading VRFocus.