It seems the popular futuristic shooter Farpoint (released for PSVR in 2017) has made quite the impression on some developers. Because UK & Russian developer DevCubeStudio will release their debut VR space shooter called Farhome for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in early access today. And it definitely reminds one of some of the environmental scenes and gameplay aspects that iconized Farpoint. Plus the name seems a little on the nose.
Either way, the gameplay footage of Farhome we’ve seen so far makes it look like a very promising futuristic action-adventure. According to the developers, Farhome is set in the early 24th century, where “people from the emaciated Earth are looking for a new world to live in. The players will become members of an elite special-purpose squad accompanying a large space mission. The goal of the expedition is to deploy the base, to get the extraction of the most precious cyrium up and running, and also to get ready for launching the Portal that will allow the Earthians to relocate to a new place of residence. But the new world holds its own threats and challenges.”
Check out the trailer below:
Farhome will offer diverse destructible environments and a native population that will either help or hinder you. Players will be able to choose between four different classes in team-based gameplay in either single-player or multiplayer modes. Only two of the classes have been revealed so far – Heavy and Engineer – and each class has its own unique abilities and weapons.
“We are extremely proud to announce our game, something that we’ve been working on since 2015. It was a hard decision to start a VR project, but we are now one step away from being able to share the results of our hard work, and we sincerely hope the gaming world takes an interest in our project,” said DevCubeStudio CEO Aleksander Shevchenko.
Since it’s just the early access version of Farhome that releases today, you won’t be getting the full package just yet. According to the developers, the game is set to release with 4 different fully playable missions on different planet types, including jungles, dungeons, deserts, missions on a spacecraft and in deep space. The full version of the game is set to have 15 missions in total, along with a lot of other additional content. Farhome also features different locomotion options including long and short distance teleportation, and smooth locomotion.
So if this sounds like something you’re into then make sure to head on over to the game’s Steam store page to check it out.