Overduty VR: Battle Royale sounds like the kind of game that someone came up with after seeing the massive sales of games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Overwatch and the sustained popularity of Call of Duty in play, and then decided to mishmash all of them together and slap some VR on there for good measure.
Developer Arcane Reality and publisher Oddstritch Games are hoping to capture an audience of gamers who want a more immersive Battle Royale experience by taking the sandbox formula and replicating it in virtual reality, supporting both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.
Overduty VR: Battle Royale features the standard last man standing gameplay, parachuting, vehicles, and a variety of different weapons. In order to create some separation from PUBG Corporation’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, they’ve added things like hoverbikes to the game, and will allow for two-handed VR controls for better precision aiming.
A very short teaser video was posted up, showcasing some of the shooting mechanics and the driving.
It is at least kind of cool to be able to shoot out the window with one hand and drive with the other. I can’t imagine too many people have any kind of sound accuracy as a result of that, but it’s not like that really matters when you’re trying to look cool driving a sports car with one hand and shooting an assault rifle with the other.
It’s pretty obvious there are a lot of asset store entities in use for Overduty VR: Battle Royale, much like a bunch of other games currently entering into or currently on Early Access.
In some ways, it’s kind of interesting to see what a VR Battle Royale game might be like in an open-world sandbox. These are the kind of VR games we don’t get often, but in this case I think the biggest deterrent for a lot of gamers would be the very obvious questionable quality of content.
Of course, we won’t really know for sure how well this game plays out until it officially enters into Early Access starting January 22nd.
According to Arcane Reality, they have plans on keeping Overduty VR: Battle Royale in Early Access for anywhere between two and six months. SO we’ll see how well that all works starting this week. For more info you can visit the Steam store page.