High-flying Shooter ‘Skyfront VR’ to Hit Steam Early Access November 10th

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Skyfront VR, the upcoming multiplayer arena first-person shooter from Levity Play, is coming to Steam Early Access on November 10th, including support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Setting it apart from more ‘traditional’ VR shooters, Skyfront VR boasts a unique locomotion style that supposedly offers a fast-pace, nausea-free experience.

Set in 2700 CE, when humanity has mastered the laws of physics, players battle in zero-gravity arenas made from the cities of old in a remembrance of a past civilization-ending war that took place 400 years earlier. In the case of the trailer, it looks like one of the first maps has you shooting it out among architecture lifted from a typical Greek island like Santorini or Mykonos.

From what we’ve seen, Skyfront VR’s locomotion scheme appears to have much more in common with arcade flight sims like EVE: Valkyrie (2016) than more ‘traditional style’ VR shooters like Onward (2016). The Superman-style flight mechanic is done by moving your hands, “translating to 1:1 movement in this virtual, zero-gravity space.” This, according to Levity Play, forces players to consciously guide their in-game movements with their physical body, which helps eliminate the sensory conflict that often occurs when movement is dictated by a joystick.

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At Early Access launch, two arenas will be available including Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch gametypes, five different weapons, five special abilities, and a ‘Bot Shootout’ practice mode.

Full Game Features:

  • 5 game modes including Single Deathmatch
  • 3v3Elimination and Capture The Flag
  • 5-6 visually stunning maps in different geographical settings
  • 20+ destructive weapons and special abilities to choose from
  • An engaging progression system
  • Customizable character & weapon assets
  • Play against advanced AI opponents

No pricing information is available currently. You can keep an eye on Skyfront VR by signing up for updates via the Steam Early Access page.

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  • Axel

    Reminds me a lot of Run Of Mydan, another VR-only multiplayer game on Steam with a pretty similar locomotion system…

  • M1ghtyBanana

    IMO at this point there are too many pvp multiplayer shooters for VR while market desperately lacks compelling, long and interactive single-player experiences. We are yet to see high-quality single-player RPG, like Vanishing realms, but with better graphics, a bit more polished mechanics, compelling story and much more content (30+ hrs of content). I would gladly drop and 80$ or even more on such a product.

    P.S. Sorry for bad english, I am not a native english speaker.

    • johngrimoldy

      (Better English than many native speakers, fwiw) ‘Not sure which VR rig you have. I recommend The Talos Principle or Alien: Isolation (developed as VR but released as 2D – recently had the VR part unlocked by an enterprising coder)

  • Flikr

    tfw you have awesome artists but no UI designer

  • Raphael

    A game with no teleport option. Instant buy. I liked the look of this one when I first saw it many months ago.

    • gothicvillas

      same here. I see no teleport VR and its insta buy for me.

  • Magentato

    I’ve seen a similar game months ago in this video https://youtu.be/ANO_6cGz1VE?t=668