Created by Rebellion, Battlezone VR first launched on Playstation VR in October last year. Now, with much excitement, it’s finally coming to Rift and Vive players as well. It was first confirmed for the Rift but after popular demand has now been confirmed for the Vive too. While there isn’t a set release date yet, there is confirmation of a closed beta coming to the PC platforms on April 19.
There will be a limited number of spots available, however, so only a select few will be able to get jump into the cockpit and start blasting away. For those who don’t know, Battlezone VR is a futuristic neon tanks game with procedural campaigns. And it is actually a virtual reality remake of the classic 1998 arcade game about tank warfare of the same name. But if you find yourself missing out on the beta – don’t fret since it will only last a week. After that, we’ll have to wait and see how long it takes before the full game is released on the Steam and Oculus stores.
One thing that surprised me was just how popular this game is. Especially since it doesn’t have a PVP mode. But you can co-op against AI. And despite the not having a multiplayer feature – which people have been requesting for months – it’s still a really fun game and it has gotten tons of great reviews the internet over. Even the steep price tag of $60 hasn’t kept people from loving the game. But I do foresee some resistance from the Vive and Rift communities since they aren’t really used to shelling out that much for VR game.
All Of The Features Will Be Carried Over
But all of the features that are currently in the PS VR game will be carried over to the other two platforms, including the updates and patches. So you can expect all of the features that have been added to the game since it’s launch last year to be there from the start. That means all of the new modes inspired by the original Battlezone game as well as the different enemy types and weapons. Plus the developers have also added new textures and shaders for the new platforms. Battlezone VR will definitely support Oculus Touch though there’s no word on Vive controller support. But if I had to venture a guess I would say that the developers will add support for that too – because why wouldn’t they?
If you want to be one of the lucky few to become a Battlezone VR beta tester for that week, then you can register on their website. After that, just keep checking your email and hope they select you!
Check out the original launch trailer for Battlezone VR below if you haven’t seen it yet: