I'm always on the lookout for some good VR co-op experiences and we might have a good one in Archiact's Evasion. Coming next Spring, Evasion is a first person shooter that's designed for the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift meaning you are put right in the middle the action.
Evasion will let up to four people join up to fight off enemies in VR and it will let you walk through the world like traditional FPSs do. For some folks who play in VR, this will be OK while others will probably get some motion sickness playing it. From the sounds of it though, you'll have some options to adjust the locomotion to better suit your gaming style and comfort.
Four classes will be available to play, each with their own unique abilities so there will be some variety to what you are. And you can expect to be able to upgrade your class with new abilities as you progress through the game.
From the video, there looks to be some nice destructive environments as well, which should look pretty damn cool when viewed through a VR HMD.
Evasion is set to launch Spring of 2018 but be on the lookout for a beta to try out.
Archiact Reveals the Next Generation of VR Combat with ‘Evasion’
Multi-Platform Sci-Fi Shooter Delivers Intense Co-Op Action and Authentic FPS Movement
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Developed by Archiact in Vancouver BC, Evasion is an intense VR bullet hell game, designed to immerse players in high intensity co-op multiplayer combat. Gamers will experience the next generation in VR locomotion, designed from the ground up for an authentic FPS action game. Featuring multiple hero classes suitable for all play styles, gamers can join up to three friends or go it alone in an extinction-level battle for survival.
Explosive VR Combat
Evasion will deliver cinematic destructible environments and intense bullet hell action. Players will team up and fight their way through laser-fueled maelstroms and overwhelming odds. Their ‘Swarm A.I’ enemy behaviour system adds a new level of tension, making tactical movement and teamwork critical to your squad’s survival. Experience the charge of heroism as you and your team run and gun to complete vital objectives, rescue one another and overcome explosive ambushes.
Built For Locomotion
Evasion will empower gamers to walk, run and dive into battle with incredible locomotion freedom. As devoted fans of the FPS VR genre, the goal at Archiact is to deliver on the promise of free movement that VR gamers crave. Players can choose from highly crafted locomotion modes designed for Evasion’s FPS gameplay that can be customized for their own play style and comfort level.
“Archiact has been crafting immersive VR entertainment since 2013,” said Kurt Busch, Studio Head at Archiact. “With Evasion, the team is using everything we’ve learned and weaving our experience into a truly genre-defining AAA title. With innovative locomotive movement and intense FPS gameplay, we’re convinced Evasion will prove a stand-out VR experience and we can’t wait for gamers to play it themselves.”
Evasion will set the standard for environmental VR destruction and explosive real-time FX, taking full advantage of IKinema’s state-of-the-art player avatars and the latest Unreal Engine 4 technology. The result? Stunningly immersive visuals and cinematic gameplay that will define it as a truly memorable VR combat experience.
Fight Solo or Join a Squad
Make your mark on the battlefield and choose from four hero classes including the devastating Striker, indispensable Surgeon, calculating Engineer or valiant Warden. All four classes have their own unique strengths, weapons & ultimate abilities. Customize your class as you level up by upgrading your abilities and making your own unique build. Players can combine class types to create the most effective team.
From compelling mission objectives, to powerful player class combinations and blockbuster-quality FX and destruction, Evasion is poised to become a must-own sci-fi VR classic for the ages.
Evasion Key Features:
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