Onward and Pavlov have you sorted on the military simulation front. Blastworld is a different kind of VR shooter.
Announced today, Blastworld is in the works at Failspace developer, Hipfire Games. It’s coming to PC VR headsets and Oculus Quest. In this multiplayer shooter, players wield foam-firing weapons much like Nerf guns. They’re not plastic toys though; the game’s arsenal includes sniper rifles, bazookas and, oddly enough, a frisbee launcher.
That’s not all that’s different about Blastworld; the game also lets players climb any surface. You can clamber up buildings and bridges to find a perfect vantage point to pick enemies off in. Standard locomotion, meanwhile, includes both warp and arm-swinging options.
Check out the trailer above, the game’s definitely a little friendlier than a lot of VR shooters. We had a brief go on it at Gamescom back in August. It’s refreshingly user-friendly, though we’ll be interested to see if it finds an audience in the increasingly competitive multiplayer VR market.
But don’t just take our word for it; you can play the game today. Hipfire is today releasing a free demo playable on Rift, Vive and Index as well as Quest via sideloading. You can look for its arrival on the developer’s official website today. The full version will be launching later on this year.
As for Failspace? Worry not; the game’s also on track to release pretty soon. In fact, you can find out the release date right here.