Playsnak’s Wanted Killer VR has officially entered into Early Access on Steam. The game is a first-person shooter that utilizes a completely new style of locomotion based on teleportation through bullet-time movement.
Most games rely on instant teleportation, or screen-space teleportation, where you select where you want to go and then you instantly move to that space. In Wanted Killer VR the teleportation doesn’t instantly snap you to your designated space, but instead it moves you there as if you were running with a slow-motion modifier on, so everything slows down and it gives you ample time to react and shoot.
The developers at Playsnak give gamers a brief breakdown of how the system works and demonstrate it in action with the gameplay video below. Check it out.
This is kind of a neat feature because, as they explain in the video, you’re no longer stuck in a rail-shooter environment where you have to move from one location to the next from a fixed point of view like so many other VR shooter games out there.
In this case, you can pick and choose where you move and how you move and where you shoot. This gives the game a more 360-degree combat arena feel so that you still have to look over your shoulder and you still need to be aware of your surroundings from all angles.
I think it’s a neat concept, and the developers sent over a press key for the Early Access version of Wanted Killer VR so I may check it out later on down the line.
For now, the current version of the game features a single-player campaign with 15 playable missions, hero-based abilities and multiple characters, a wave-based survival mode, various enemies and bosses, the ability to disarm and steal weapons from enemies not unlike Superhot, and three different environmental settings.
The full version of the game will feature more heroes, more enemies, more bosses, and all new single-player missions.
You can pick up a digital copy of Wanted Killer VR from the Steam store for $9.99, or you can wait until the fourth quarter of 2018 to pick up the full version of the game when it’s scheduled to graduate from Early Access.