Gunheart, Drifter Entertainment’s co-op VR shooter, launches today in Early Access on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
In Gunheart, you step into the shoes of a robotic bounty hunter looking for cash, something you can grab throughout each level as you squash alien bugs. But the key isn’t just shooting everything that moves and hoping for the best though (well, that’s a big part of it), because working as a team gets you special abilities to go along with an array of futuristic weapons.
Built by ex-Bungie & Epic developers, who worked on Gears
of War and Halo franchises, Gunheart promises hours of bug-infested battles via the procedurally ‘remixed’ levels, something the developers say makes the bounties feel different every time you play. Another ‘remixing’ element also affects the number of alien combatants in your way between you and the end of the over kilometer-long level. The more players drop into the mission, the harder it’ll be to get to the end.
Locomotion is possible via teleportation or ‘strafing’ which can quickly let you slide across the field in any direction. A number of options are available, but mission maps are designed around teleportation (hopping from platform to platform), so you’ll probably end up using a mix of both. Check out this video for a full overview of the game’s locomotion system.