AGAINST is an upcoming VR rhythm sport from developer Pleasure Approach that appears to be channeling one of the best components of widespread video games within the style with its personal gritty aptitude and distinctive mechanics like wall-running, leaping, and weapon switching.
Between Beat Saber, Pistol Whip, and FitXR—a number of the hottest VR titles on the market—you’ve bought slashing, capturing, and punching. However what should you mashed all of them collectively?
That’s what developer Pleasure Approach intends to seek out out with In opposition to, a brand new title from the studio behind the VR parkour motion sport Stride (and a handful of different tasks), which is because of launch in Q3 of this yr.
In opposition to is likely to be clearly borrowing mechanics from its contemporaries, however it appears to be like to be bringing its personal aptitude to the desk too. Not solely is it constructed round a stark, gritty aesthetic, it’s additionally throwing issues we haven’t actually seen within the style, like wall-running, gesture-based leaping, bullet-cutting, and boss fights (which the studio says will bookend every degree). Take a look at the trailer:
The sport has an attention-grabbing tackle motion too. Whereas it makes use of the identical fixed-forward movement of its contemporaries, a number of the motion takes place whereas standing nonetheless, some whereas operating, and a few whereas wall-running, which might make for some intriguing pacing.
From the trailer alone this appears to be like like a reimagining of the VR rhythm style as a lot as a mashup; we’re trying ahead to discovering out if juggling all of those mechanics might be as enjoyable because it appears to be like.
Pleasure Approach says that In opposition to will launch first on Steam, however the studio appears to have plans to “launch on different shops later,” which can hopefully additionally embody Quest and PSVR. The preliminary launch is anticipated to carry 10 tracks with three problem ranges every (Straightforward, Laborious, and Professional).
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It’s been attention-grabbing to see Pleasure Approach experiment with this title earlier than lastly right this moment saying an upcoming launch. In late 2020 the studio shared a low-poly Tron-esque prototype it had constructed which laid a lot the groundwork forward of what has been a complete shift within the aesthetic. Between In opposition to, Stride (at the moment out there in Early Entry), and its different tasks, Pleasure Approach is rising as a studio with a knack for quickly prototyping attention-grabbing VR ideas.
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