Skill-driven VR sports games are really popular at the moment – just look at the immense amount of hype that Sprint Vector managed to churn up. So naturally, we had to take a look at Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR when it first released for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. If you’re not familiar with the game, then the name pretty much says it all. Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR is a futuristic table tennis tournament that pits you against various AI robots of different skills, as well as human opponents in a PvP mode.
I certainly liked the game in my playthrough, going on to say, “I got the chance to play Racket Fury and had quite a fun, if aggravating, time. Not due to the game being terrible but rather due to my veritable lack of skills in the area of table tennis. And I really want to bash in the head of that cocky robot who keeps cheering when I lose. Racket Fury offers great visuals that are optimized and run smoothly on my rig, but even more than that, the game’s great ball physics is what really stood out for me.”
Now developer 10Ants Hill has brought their fast-paced ball action to Gear VR. It is releasing for the platform today and will be priced at $9.99.
Check out the trailer below:
10Ants Hill makes a unique move with this one, since games usually get ported from Gear VR to PC headsets and not the other way around. But they have been working hard to make sure that the ‘less complex’ platform, if you will, offers the same experience but in a way that’s compatible with the platform’s capabilities.
“We spent a lot of time preparing and tweaking the game, as our goal was to use the Gear VR Controller to its fullest potential. Even though Gear VR does not have positional tracking, thanks to the arm model we were able to bring the positional tracking sensation enabling the player to fully enjoy the experience with full range of motion. We are truly excited that it is possible to bring an immersive table tennis experience on a mobile headset,” one of the developers said in a Reddit post.
The developers have also cut back on some of the more hardware taxing content, like the detailed backgrounds found in the PC VR version of the game. Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR has a single-player campaign with 16 different robot opponents to defeat, each of which has their own distinct personality and play style that will force you to change up your approach each time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like multiplayer will be an option for this platform.
So if you’re up for a spirited game of table tennis and you don’t mind getting your behind kicked over and over again then make sure to check Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR out when it releases today. If you’re planning on playing the game on Vive or Rift, then you can check out it’s Steam, Viveport, and Oculus Store pages.