Dead Effect franchise is the latest video game series that has made the leap to VR! Today, Badfly Interactive is set to release the first VR entry of the Dead Effect series, “Dead Effect 2 VR“, on Steam today as early access.
This FPS series first debut on the mobile. Dead Effect was released in 2013, followed by the HD remastered PC version in late 2014. Its sequel, Dead Effect 2 was released in late 2015, and then ported to PC in mid 2016, followed by consoles at the beginning of this year. As you will expect, this starts out as a mobile cash-in of Dead Space, considering its title, setting and the horror game premise, and now it is a series that stand on its own.
Dead Effect 2 VR is a first person shooter title, where you gun down zombies with various weapons. The premise may already been attempted too many times in VR, but to be fair this is what the series has been offering for years. You can expect not just zombies, but also soldiers, cyborgs, mutant, cannibals, mechanical dogs, drones and also boss fights.
In this current stage, Dead Effect 2 VR offers 50% of the content that will be in the final game, such as missions, weapons and features (though at this current stage, the developer states that it will have hours of game length). The developer is also throwing in various freebies (soundtrack, art book etc) and that there is going to be 20+ hours of gameplay in the end.
There’s no timeframe on when the final release will be out. Dead Effect 2 VR is coming out on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.