A couple of weeks back, we learned that time-manipulating FPS SUPERHOT [official site] was in-line for an Oculus Rift-powered virtual reality edition. Speaking on Reddit, SUPERHOT Team’s PR person Szymon Krukowski explained that the hardware’s as yet unreleased motion controllers are tied to the game’s start-stop mechanics and it all sounded pretty wonderful. Now SUPERHOT VR has a trailer and, yes, it looks every bit as good as I imagined.
Three years in the making, SUPERHOT Team stress that this isn’t simply the original game – which both Adam and Graham really enjoyed – with VR tacked on as an afterthought, but is in fact an entirely new game altogether built from the ground up. Without further ado, have a gander at the trailer:
You’ll spot a whole load of dual-wielding and double duke-raising there, which is the most obvious addition this time round. Snatching enemy guns, switching hands mid-air, and dodging slow-mo bullets while strapped to a VR headset sounds and looks pretty incredible and, from the little I’ve seen so far, SUPERHOT VR strikes me as the type of game that could justify the hardware’s lofty price tag for those still on the fence.
Here’s SUPERHOT Team’s words on what it’s about:
“Part strategy, part shooter, and undeniably stylish, SUPERHOT is the bestselling independent FPS in which time moves only when you move. Having released the full version of the Kickstarted indie hit on PC and Xbox One, the SUPERHOT Team is now working double time on expanding the SUPERHOT universe with more content, game modes, and crazy experimental titles.
“No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It’s just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.”
While SUPERHOT VR will be exclusive to Oculus Rift upon release, SUPERHOT Team’s Tomasz Kaczmarczyk told Polygon he was “fairly certain” they’d “circle back to other platforms eventually.”
Still no solid release date beyond “later this year” for now, but SUPERHOT VR is looking pretty promising indeed.
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