While Ubisoft didn’t have any major new VR-related reveals for us at this year’s E3 event, they did have some big news for those who are waiting for the upcoming first-person shooter Space Junkies. While no final release date has been unveiled for the game yet, unfortunately, the company did announce that they’re launching a closed beta for the game, which will go live on June 28th and last until July 2nd. Sign-ups are open to anyone.
Space Junkies is a multiplayer action game set in zero-gravity and will be Ubisoft’s fourth VR release after Werewolves Within, Eagle Flight, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew. First announced at E3 2017, Space Junkies is set to release sometime this year for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The game is described by Ubisoft as “A visceral, jetpack-fueled VR Arcade Shooter where you fly through deadly Orbital Arenas in hostile space, facing off in extreme battles!”. So you’ll have to master dodging obstacles in anti-gravity while shooting at fast moving targets as you take on enemies in 1v1 and 2v2 battles with weapons like the Cosmic Ripper, Sunblaster, and even a slingshot.
There’s also a newly released trailer, showing off the closed beta and some new game features.
Check out the trailer:
If you’re interested in joining the Space Junkies beta then you can sign up now on the Space Junkies website.
According to Ubisoft, you’ll see the following features in the closed beta, which includes an arsenal of weapons and 4 deadly arenas:
THE DIRTY BOWL
If you thought space was hostile before… just wait until you play in the Dirty Bowl! Death comes fast and hard from all directions as you speed & fight through Orbital Arenas (“Orenas”) designed specifically to kill and built to thrill!
You are now part of the elite Tribes of gun-slinging Spacers who battle it out in treacherous 2v2 and 1v1 battles.
GET TO KNOW YOUR BODY
Full VR embodiment allows you to use your hands and body to manipulate intuitively your environment and weapons, while full use of motion controllers brings you right into the gun-slinging action!
FULL VR NAVIGATION IN SPACE
Dodge, weave and fly through hostile space environments and 360° orbital battlefields!
Situational awareness gets vertical as opponents come at you fast, hard, up, down, sideways and backwards!
WEAPON VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF… DEATH?
Insane weapons, from Sunblasters to Bioguns, let you use different angles and both of your hands to combine your weapons of choice when stalking and taking down your opponents.
HELLO, DARLING, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
Full-spatialized audio will have you fully immersed in this explosive environment.
OUT OF THIS WORLD!
The weird and wonderful physics of micro-gravity are your Virtual Playground! From chain reactions and dynamic lighting to breakable environments, your battleground will morph based on your input!