Service Command 2, a contemporary sequel to the 1988 recreation, places gamers accountable for a futuristic plane provider, permitting as much as 9 gamers to handle the ship’s many methods from the bridge. Developer Geometa right now introduced the sport will get full VR assist, together with cross-play with the non-VR model. Each variations will probably be bundled collectively and are anticipated to launch in early entry later this 12 months.
Service Command 2 is a PC-based reboot of the now 33 year-old Service Command which crosses parts of auto simulation with real-time technique. As a substitute of simply interacting by means of a easy UI, Service Command 2 is performed in first-person with the participant taking place on the bridge of the provider itself, with entry to the ship’s many capabilities laid out spatially between varied management panels and laptop terminals.
In asserting right now that the sport will see full VR assist, developer Geometa stated it hadn’t initially deliberate to assist VR headsets, however opted to take action after listening to from “many, many gamers who’ve been in contact to ask for the VR model.”
“Whereas VR was not initially in our roadmap, the literalism of the diegetic interfaces inside the recreation has made it very straightforward to introduce VR to Service Command—this is identical recreation, with the identical steadiness and similar mechanics!”
Whereas the sport may be performed solo, there’s 9 distinct position on the bridge, every of which may be stuffed by an actual participant. And though Service Command 2 VR and the non-VR Service Command 2 will technically be separate video games, the studio says it’s bundling each variations collectively indefinitely for a similar value. Each variations of the sport may even assist cross-play, that means you possibly can have any mixture of VR and non-VR gamers controlling the assorted roles on the bridge. Participant-vs-player multiplayer can also be supported.
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“Within the VR version, you possibly can management all the identical methods, autos, and controls, from the bridge of the ACC Epsilon Service. Use your VR controllers to maneuver and work together with controls, and distant pilot autos. Use the holomap with 3D imaginative and prescient. Transfer across the bridge, use screens, employees the stations, take first particular person distant management. Play singleplayer, cooperative marketing campaign and PvP multiplayer!” the studio writes.
Whereas the sport was initially anticipated to launch in early entry within the Spring, the studio has pushed the a launch into late Summer time, with a selected launch date anticipated to be introduced subsequent week.
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Service Command 2 is being revealed by MicroProse, a recreation developer and writer behind dozens of basic technique and simulator titles from the ’80s and ’90s. Whereas the studio was shuttered within the early 2000s, was lately rebooted. Along with Service Command 2 the writer can also be in improvement of The Mighty Eighth, which it has described as a “VR-first” flight fight simulator the place a number of gamers will work collectively to pilot a WWII bomber.
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