Ubisoft today announced a new VR arcade shooter called
Space Junkies, billing it as a “jetpack-fueled arcade
shooter developed exclusively for virtual reality gaming.”
According to Ubisoft, the game features fast-paced multiplayer
competition set in three-dimensional “Orbital Arenas,” letting
players have shootouts in a micro-gravity environment.
Space Junkies will be available on Oculus Rift
(requiring Touch) and HTC Vive in spring 2018.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the same studio that produced
much of the Rayman series, Space Junkies features
1v1 or 2v2 combat inside the “Dirty Bowl,” a collection of
Orbital Arenas that Ubisoft says “dynamically respond to
players’ actions and allow them to navigate and attack from any
direction.” Weapons are customizable and have the ability to be
combined, the emphasis being on the player’s ability to change
up their assault tactics.
To drive the experience, Ubisoft Montpellier created a new
VR-capable engine called Brigitte, which the company says is
designed to “evolve…