Ubisoft announced that Space Junkies, a jetpack-fueled arcade shooter developed exclusively for virtual reality gaming, will be available March 26 on PlayStation VR, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Oculus Rift + Touch and HTC Vive.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and powered by Brigitte, a new proprietary virtual reality engine designed to allow teams to work seamlessly in virtual spaces and adapt to VR pre-production and production, Space Junkies offers a fast-paced multiplayer action experience set in three-dimensional space arenas and leverages full VR embodiment to immerse players in intense microgravity battles.
The PlayStation VR version of Space Junkies will support the DUALSHOCK4 controller, and feature a unique navigation system that allows players to fly at speeds through immersive vertical battlespaces. Players will also have full use of the SIXAXIS controls for unique embodiment in VR.
At launch, Space Junkies will offer 1v1, 2v2 and free-for-all modes, as well as a wealth of different weapon and customization options across six varied interior and exterior battlefields. Each arena features unique tactical zones, dynamic lighting and breakable environments. No battle will feel the same, and players will need their wits and combat skills to avoid death coming fast from all directions. Additionally, the game will receive new content updates beyond release, including new modes, maps, weapons and customization items.
Several test phases will be held prior to launch, including an Open Beta across all platforms. Players can register to participate in closed tests at https://betasignup.ubisoft.com/sjreg/LogIn.
“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!” said Adrian Lacey, producer at Ubisoft Montpellier. “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.”
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