Lightbound Studios, a company founded by two former God of War series developers, are aiming to bring something truly colossal to VR with their upcoming first-person shooter Titan Arena.
The game essentially pits you against increasingly harder Titans in a crowded arena, of course unlocking new weapons along the way.
The developers are promising a pretty comprehensive range of locomotion schemes, including smooth movement, strafing, dashing, snap-turning, and climbing via grappling hook-style tether.
Currently, the studio is advertising three weapons that can be used defeat both the massive Titans and their pesky robot underlings, which include the tether for grabbing drones, a chain gun, and a plasma launcher that can lock onto targets.
According to the Steam listing, the game is slated to arrive on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows VR headsets in April 2019. An Early Bird Steam key will cost you $17. As an ‘all-or-nothing’ campaign, the studio must hit their funding goal of $30,000 by September 27th, 2018.
If the work-in-progress trailer indicates anything, we’re likely in for plenty of foot stomping, fist crushing, and laser beams to dodge as you tango with threatening swarms of air and tank-sized land robots. Prefaced as “real game footage,” the studio is also targeting a fairly high level of polish to boot.