CCP Games announced that Sparc, a virtual, full-body VR sports game, is currently available for the PlayStation VR. The new game is available for $29.99, featuring full support for the two PlayStation Move motion controllers, and intense one-on-one competitive gameplay.
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games, explains the gist behind the game, mentioning in the press release…
“Players connecting and competing in Sparc’s online community are participating in what we consider one of the most groundbreaking gaming experiences in virtual reality to date,” “We’re excited to launch Sparc first on PS VR and giving a great number of players the opportunity to experience its instantly compelling gameplay for themselves.”
They released a launch trailer to give you an idea as to what the actual gameplay is like, because seriously the press release doesn’t do much to really hammer out the nuance of the mechanics. You can check out the minute long trailer below.
So yeah, basically you have two competitors in a tiny arena, and they’re playing what’s basically a more limited rendition of the Tron disc games. Your objective is to get the ball in your opponent’s hole. In order to do so you have to lob the ball around the arena, using the reflective walls to bypass your opponent’s position and eke out a win.
The hook is that both you and your opponent can use shields to block the ball from going into the hole, and use virtual paddles to volley the ball back. So there’s a back and forth bit of momentum carried out by players who are fast and responsive enough physically (in real life) to keep up with the demand of playing aggressively and defensively.
I imagine most wins will occur from the player with the best cardio.
Yes, you can play this game online, so expect plenty of fat, out-of-shape people to complain about the game not being fair. Then again, they might be the only ones playing (and winning) since people in shape probably have better things to do, and people who can afford a PlayStation VR probably have better gadgets to waste their time on.
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