Serious Sam 4 is not at E3 this year but Los Angeles still echoes with a familiar yell of “ᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAＡＡＡＡＡＡＡＡＡＡＡＡＡＡ!” Y’see Croteam have announced Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope [Steam page], a cybergoggle spin-off from their monsterblasting FPS. It’s another VR wave shooter, sure, but with Serious Sam’s over-the-top action amplified by waving two motion controllers as cartoon guns.
Here’s how it’ll go: Sam will be attacked by squillions of enemies and giant bosses and you will need to shoot them until they explode. There you go. Oh fine, and there are persistent weapon upgrades and you’ll need to choose the right weapons for each mission but the important thing is: you can wave two cannons (actual cannons which blast cannonballs) in your very own hands.
The game’s working on Vive and Oculus Rift goggles, though it’s made for motion controllers so I believe Oculeers will need to buy theirs when they’re released.
Croteam plan to launch Serious Sam VR onto Steam Early Access this summer then add more enemies, weapons, bosses, powerups, levels, and a skill tree as they keep working and gathering feedback. They haven’t settled on a price yet.
So where’s Serious Sam 4? It’s still coming. “Just to be clear, Serious Sam VR is a fun separate side project, we are still working hard on Serious Sam 4 as our prime goal,” Croteam have said on Twitter. “Be patient!”
Do check out the rest of our E3 2016 posts, previews, odds, ends, and gubbins.