UK-based VR developer nDreams today announced its next project, a PSVR exclusive shooter named Fracked.
The game was announced over on the PlayStation Blog today. It’s coming to PS4 but will, of course, be playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility with some enhancements exclusive to the console. The game is a first-person shooter (FPS) designed around momentum. Players will engage in fast-paced shootouts on foot with free running options, but also take part in skiing action sequences and clamber up walls with climbing mechanics. Check out the first trailer below.
In the game, you fight off an army known as the Fracked that house themselves inside a mountainous fracking facility. PS Move controllers are required to play. nDreams is promising versatile level design that takes full advantage of VR, and physical combat that requires you to duck and weave in the face of danger.
“No on-rails gameplay and cinematic cutscenes here, everything is 1:1 and driven by the player’s controls, movements, and actions,” Creative Director Steve Watt said of the game. “Combat is unconstrained too, combining free movement for outflanking foes with 1:1 grabbable cover and tactile weapon reloading. What we’ve shown so far is just scratching the surface – we can’t wait to show the breadth and variety of the game in the coming months.”
nDreams teased the game earlier this week on its Twitter account, and we speculated it could be a sequel to last year’s Phantom: Covert Ops. That guess was way off.
nDreams has a long history with VR, releasing titles and demos for tech as old as the original Oculus Rift DK1 and Innovator Edition of the Gear VR. But the team’s best known for its 2020 Oculus exclusive, Phantom: Covert Ops, a stealth game in which players infiltrate a Russian naval facility via kyak. We thought the game represented a big step up for the studio, awarding it 4/5 in our review. It’s since become one of 60 titles to generated more than $1 million in revenue on Quest alone.
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