There’s always room for high quality first-person shooters in
the VR space, and Shadow Tracker appears to be just that.
Revealed in Beijing today, Shadow Tracker is developed by
Tencent Games, which has teamed up with HTC itself to offer the
game exclusively through the company’s Viveport Arcade plan.
That means you won’t be seeing the game on Steam any time soon,
but you will be able to try it out at VR arcades that have
signed up to HTC’s platform.
Much of the information surrounding Shadow Tracker is in
Chinese, but UploadVR’s has the game’s first trailer, which is
something you should definitely watch (though beware it’s not
the highest quality). The environments are pretty stunning for
one thing, and the enemy designs look to boast a level of
polish we’re not used to seeing in VR. There’s even a little
platforming going on with what looks like a lot of inspiration
taken from Crytek’s The Climb.
The game apparently offers cooperative play with 15 different
weapons and 12 enemy types. As you can see in the trailer, a
lot of the gameplay will encourage physical, realistic actions
from the player, be it ducking behind cover, holding a shield
over yourself for protection, or throwing bombs at enemies that
you can shoot in mid-air.
Viveport Arcade acts as a kind of middle man between arcades
and the developers creating…