It’s been a long time since we last wrote about anticipated VR co-op game, Failspace.
Good news for those of you that have been holding out for its release; it’s coming very soon. Alongside today’s announcement of its new game, developer Hipfire Games also confirmed Failspace will arrive by the end of October 2019.
In Failspace up to four players are tasked with fixing a faulty space ship as it falls apart. You’re on an intergalactic journey where you’ll need to act quickly to repair machines and terminals. Communication is key, meaning you’ll more than likely be shouting at your friends. You can think of it as a slightly more panic-induced version of Star Trek: Bridge Crew.
The game takes a roguelike approach. Each time you play you’ll start from scratch and try to survive for as long as possible.
Sadly, Hipfire won’t be releasing a teased mobile companion app it had shown in the past. The app let players join in on a smartphone, removing the need for a VR headset. However, the studio reasoned that the feature was cut in order to focus on the vision of the original game.
We went hands-on with the game all the way back in 2018. We really enjoyed the frantic co-op gameplay, though it remains to be seen how much longevity this manic multiplayer game will carry. It’s set to launch on Steam with support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR and Valve Index.
Elsewhere, Hipfire just announced Blastworld. It’s a first-person shooter (FPS) in which players fire dart-filled weaponry. You can get into a demo by following the steps here.