Ubisoft is set to release a brand new space shooter title for VR.
Titled “Space Junkie“, player float around in the spherical outer space playfield (called the Orbital Arena, or “Orenas” in short) using a jetpack. Player will engage battle with and against fellow player, in a 1v1 or 2v2 battles. There will be asteroids for players to take cover too, as well as grabbing the flashlight that is floating , to shine them at dark corner. According to announcement, there will be a range of insane weapons for use, such as Sunblasters and Bioguns, to take down the opposing gun-slinging spacers. In addition, there will be full spartialized audio, elevating the immersive experience to another level.
Space Junkie will be out for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in 2018 Spring. It is under production at Ubisoft Montpellier, and is crafted using the new VR content creation engine “Brigitte VR”.