CREED: Rise to Glory, the upcoming arcade boxing game from VR studio Survios, is getting a PvP mode that will let you duke it out with other players in online matches. It was previously thought that the game would only feature single-player modes such as the game’s campaign, where you battle against NPC contenders on your quest to become light heavyweight champion of the world.
Update (10:35 AM ET): Survios has confirmed that indeed all versions of ‘CREED: Rise to Glory’ will have PvP multiplayer. Cross-play will however only be enabled between the Steam and Oculus Store versions.
Revealed on the PlayStation blog, the online multiplayer mode will arrive at launch, at least on PSVR when the game arrives on September 25th. Creed will support PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.
We’ve reached out to Survios to confirm that both Steam and Oculus Store versions will also have PvP, and will update this piece as soon as we learn more. (see update)
Creed: Rise to Glory puts you in the shoes of the Adonis Creed, the main protagonist played by Michael B. Jordan in both Creed (2015) and the upcoming sequel Creed II, which is slated to release on November 21st. We went hands-on with Creed: Rise to Glory at GDC earlier this year, and its core boxing mechanic seemed really promising.
Featuring a combat scheme Survios calls ‘Phantom Melee Technology’, Creed uses a sort of body desynchronization when either your stamina is low, or when you’re staggered from a powerful punch. This essentially makes it so you don’t throw punches willy-nilly and really narrows your focus so you fight tactically.
Creed: Rise to Glory is also said to arrive at “more than 500 VR arcades” starting on September 25th, although no comprehensive list of participating locations is available at this time.
Developing studio Survios is best known for their VR titles Raw Data (2017) and Sprint Vector (2018), and have recently released VR music tool Electronauts (2018).