Yesterday Riot Developments, the studio behind the Sniper Elite collection, introduced Sniper Elite VR recreation is in improvement in partnership with studio Simply Add Water. Particulars have been stored to a minimal, with a full announcement deliberate for later this 12 months, however a brief glimpse of the sport exhibits that it’s probably headed to PSVR with Purpose assist; assist for different headsets and platforms is unclear right now.
Riot dropped a bunch of Sniper Elite information yesterday, confirming that the studio is growing Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, Sniper Elite three Final Version for Swap, and the “subsequent main title within the Sniper Elite collection,” in addition to “a brand new, standalone Sniper Elite recreation for VR gadgets.”
Nearly no particulars on the sport got—besides that it is going to be set in the identical Mediterranean battle as Sniper Elite four—even falling in need of saying which headsets or platforms the sport will assist.
Although “a full reveal” of the sport is promised to come back later this 12 months, a really temporary clip of the sport was shared within the studio’s announcement video which confirmed it being performed on a PSVR headset and with a PS Purpose controller:
That’s nice information for PSVR followers who personal the Purpose controller accent; the lauded gadget isn’t precisely extensively supported, however tends to be an immersion booster for video games that make use of it, like Farpoint (2017) and Firewall: Zero Hour (2018).
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After all this fast clip isn’t a assure that Purpose assist will probably be included; the studios might nonetheless be prototyping and issues might change. However for a recreation which focuses on two-handed rifles, Purpose certain appears to make quite a lot of sense contemplating the way it each fingers collectively, which will increase aiming stability (essential for top zoom optics).
So it appears possible that the Sniper Elite VR recreation is headed to PSVR with Purpose assist, however now we’re curious to know if it’ll be an unique on that headset or come to different platforms too. Up to now Riot launched Battlezone as a PSVR unique in 2016, and finally introduced it to PC VR headsets in 2017. The studio’s newest VR launch, Arca’s Path (2018), debuted concurrently on most main headsets.
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