SpringboardVR, the content material distribution platform for VR arcades, has partnered with Cloudhead Video games and eSports organizers The Digital Athletics League (VAL) to carry a Pistol Whip (2019) event subsequent month to greater than 500 arcade areas in addition to at-home gamers.
The competitors is slated to happen over three weekends in March, together with an at-home part open to anybody from March 13-14 and a world VR arcade part co-hosted by SpringboardVR from March 18-22. The Grand Finals are set to happen in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah on March 29th, and can embrace the highest three finalists.
Exterior of an all-expenses-paid journey to VAL’s headquarters in Salt Lake Metropolis, event individuals will likely be vying for money prizes, and different giveaways akin to an Oculus Rift S, numerous swag, customized combined actuality avatars from Wolf3d, and different VIP packages. Right here’s a breakdown of the prize pool construction:
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“This event is our largest but, and we’re deeply grateful to all these we’re working with right here to carry this VR esports revolution to the world,” stated Ryan Burningham, CEO and founding father of the Digital Athletics League.
Extra details about the competitors and participant signal ups kinds can be found on VAL’s web site.
Developed by Cloudhead Video games, Pistol Whip primarily marries rhythm and capturing in a bundle that feels a bit like a mashup between Superhot VR (2017), Beat Saber, and Smash Hit (2015).
The core of the gameplay consists of each bodily dodging enemy bullets as they strategy and firing again at baddies on the beat as you’re mechanically pushed ahead by way of a stage—all of the whereas underscored by a thumping EDM monitor.
It’s additionally garnered loads of constructive evaluations because it launched in November 2019. It holds a ‘Very Constructive’ consumer ranking on Steam, [5/5] stars on Viveport, and nicely over four stars on the Oculus Retailer for each Rift and Quest. Not solely that, however Street to VR topped it ‘Greatest SteamVR Sport of 2019’.
Take a look at our deep dive evaluate of Pistol Whip to study extra about what makes this fashionable rhythm shooter tick.