Space Bullet have been quiet for a while, busy polishing their virtual reality mech combat game Vox Machinae. The studio have now released a trailer showing the world what they’ve been up to, featuring multi-player mechs blasting the hell out of of each other. What’s not to like?
We went hands on with an early version of Vox Machinae from Space Bullet way back in 2014, and were thoroughly impressed with the titles dystopian scorched earth and its immersive mech combat action. Yes, there were some niggles, but it was a hoot to play against the AI opponents.
This new trailer however demonstrates what Vox Machinae looks like when you let friends loose against each-other, all armed with rockets, out to rain metal death on everyone in sight. Yes, the robots look as if they mostly defy the laws of physics, but who really cares?
Here’s me having a blast in the single player mode
Space Bullet’s summary of the trailer:
- The trailer showcases 4 of our unique playable robots, called Grinders. Each grinder caters to a different playing style, from the nimble and light to the heavily armored and badass.
- Players will be able to customize multi-weapon loadouts to their heart’s content, provided the grinder they choose to pilot supports the mounts for them.
- A new planetary landscape named Talc is shown for the first time. It features a beautifully acidic atmosphere, with corrosive lakes and rolling mountains.
- Vox Machine is debuting with VR as a leading platform and will support non-VR as well.
- This trailer’s footage was entirely shot in-game using a spectator mode, and was so fun to watch that we almost forgot to hit the record button half the time.
- All the action taking place was being played out by bots in a live multiplayer Team Deathmatch, one of many game modes we’ll be unveiling in the coming months.
Space Bullet are “committing to a 2016 release date!” and are targeting the Oculus Rift VR headset. In the mean time, you can download the Oculus Rift DK2 demo right here.