Ubisot’s plans to develop its VR multiplayer recreation Area Junkies now embrace making it, uh, not VR.
The zero gravity shooter simply launched an open beta for a non-VR model. It launched by way of uPlay on July 25th and can run till August seventh. Normal PC gamers will be capable of throw down with PC VR and PSVR gamers, too.
It could be arduous to think about Area Junkies working with out movement controllers however the recreation already helps DualShock four on PSVR. Presumably there might be a flat-screen model of the sport on PS4 too ought to the whole lot go in response to plan. No phrase on if it may come to completely non-VR platforms like Xbox too.
Area Junkies is a likeable small scale area shooter. There have lengthy been indicators that the sport hasn’t constructed up as massive an viewers as Ubisoft may need hoped. It noticed a heavy sale simply weeks after launch. Constructing VR multiplayer video games with giant consumer bases has been a troublesome problem in a time through which headset gross sales can’t evaluate to trendy consoles. Simply final week mentioned goodbye to Starblood Area, a PSVR unique shooter with backing from Sony itself.
Nonetheless, Ubisoft continued to assist Area Junkies with free content material gone launch and nonetheless plans to take action. New maps and modes are arriving pretty commonly, and the sport is playable in VR arcades too. Hopefully this beta boosts its numbers and ensures an extended life.
If the staff is trying to bump up the variety of VR gamers, although, may we recommend an Oculus Quest port? Simply an concept.