We’ve seen a number of Spider-Man swinging demos on the Oculus Quest and PC VR (each official and non-official), however now an upcoming VR recreation is about to take enjoyable web-swinging mechanics and apply them to an arcade-style area shooter with a brand new property.
Swarm is an upcoming title from Greensky Games, releasing this summer season for PC VR through Oculus and Steam and Oculus Quest. It’ll be a cross-buy for Rift and Quest.
As you’ll be able to see within the trailer, the sport is a frantic arcade shooter that employs Spider-Man-like swinging mechanics for what seems like a complete lot of hectic enjoyable. “Armed with just a grappling hook and your handy pistols, you’ll be plunged into a flow state as you grapple, shoot and battle your way to the heart of the Swarm before it’s too late,” reads Greensky’s description.
“The gameplay is fast-paced and intense,” stated Peter Le Bek, the founding father of Greensky Games. “You’re moving all the time, swinging through explosions, plunging down on enemy bots while showering them with fire. It’s the most intense movement experience you can have in VR without getting dizzy or motion sick.”
Le Bek says the staff spent 4 months iterating on the grappling system alone, to make it really feel satisfying, earlier than fleshing out the remainder of the sport. They made a breakthrough once they added elasticity and pressure simulation to the rope, making it really feel “more like Spider-Man.” From there, they settled on an area shooter style to implement their grappling mechanic, leading to Swarm.
“We were really worried that the movement would be too intense for most people,” stated Bek. “So when we tested with everyone in our office – most of whom had never tried VR before – we were really surprised that no one complained about motion sickness.” After additional testing with “hundreds” of VR newbies and veterans, Le Bek says they’ve nonetheless had no complaints about nausea, however have added consolation settings simply in case.
This story initially appeared on Uploadvr.com. Copyright 2020