Halo: Outpost Discovery is a weekend-long occasion coming to some cities throughout the US this summer time; it goals to deliver followers nearer to the world of Halo, whereas undoubtedly distancing them from the cash of their again pockets. As a touring Halo theme park, it simply so occurs to have a Halo-themed multiplayer VR attraction too.
Dubbed the ‘Outpost Discovery Coaching Grounds’, event-goers can group up within the 3v3 multiplayer shooter, supplying you with a free-roaming, wi-fi VR atmosphere to run round when you shoot your plasma pistol and heal by way of the collection’ protect generator.
The attraction was inbuilt partnership with VRstudios, the studio recognized for his or her work on a number of of the video games out there at Dave & Buster’s VR arcades nation-wide together with Star Trek: Darkish Remnant and the large-scale LBE attraction Barking Irons Gunslinger.
In reality, the Halo VR Coaching Grounds seems to be just like the Barking Irons Gunslinger attraction, which VRstudios describes as a mixture between lasertag and dodgeball.
Picture courtesy 343 Industries
Though that is clearly an attraction meant for a restricted run, it’s arduous to get enthusiastic about what basically makes for a small-scale lasertag match. We’ve seen worse implementations, however we’ve additionally seen higher ones too.
Granted, this isn’t the primary licensed Halo VR expertise although, and at the least appears to be like extra enjoyable than the Halo: Recruit expertise used to hype Home windows VR headsets again in October 2017. That app (learn our full hands-on right here) was decidedly higher polished when it comes to graphical realism, supplying you with a extra 1:1 understanding of the size of Jackals, Elites, and different baddies from the Halo universe, though you shoot at an admittedly puny 2D lightgun-style waveshooter.
If you happen to’re seeking to get your head into the primary formally licensed multiplayer Halo VR shooter, Halo: Outpost Discovery shall be touring the next cities:
July 5-7 – Orlando, Florida
July 19-21 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 2-Four – Chicago, Illinois
August 16-18 – Houston, Texas
August 30-September 1 – Anaheim, California