Cue shooting your friends in their faces, virtually.
A new Ubisoft game has been announced, and it’s a VR multiplayer title.
Space Junkies, a VR-exclusive jetpack-fueled arcade shooter developed for the PlayStation VR, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Oculus Rift + Touch and HTC Vive.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the game utilises Brigitte, Ubisoft’s new proprietary VR engine designed to allow teams to work seamlessly in virtual spaces and adapt to VR pre-production and production.
Space Junkies is a high-octane multiplayer shooter played in three-dimensional space arenas and takes advantage of the full VR experience to immerse players in intense low-gravity shootouts.
The PlayStation VR version of Space Junkies will support the DUALSHOCK 4 controller and features a unique navigation system to allow the players to traverse in space at high speeds while being fully immersed. The SIXAXIS feature is also used for an increased immersive experience.
Space Junkies offers 1v1, 2v2 and free-for-all modes at launch. Weapons and customizations options across six varied interior and exterior battlefields. Each of the arenas has special attributes to them, such as unique tactical zones, dynamic lighting and breakable environments, making each battle a unique battle.
Players would need to be on their toes to avoid death coming from all directions. Another great thing to report is that the game would receive new content updates post-release, including new modes, maps, weapons and customization items.
Ubisoft also announced that there will be several test phases before launch, including Open Beta across all platforms. You can register for the Open Beta here.
Space Junkies producer, Adrian Lacey said: “We are beyond excited for the launch of Space Junkies and can’t wait for players to jump into this rocket-injected, gunslinging laser bonanza in outer space!”, he continued saying: “Being able to launch on PlayStation VR is great news for our players and we are looking into supporting additional headsets to bring the Space Junkies experience to more people in the future.”
Space Junkies will fly to PlayStation VR, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Oculus Rift + Touch and HTC Vive on 26 March.