For the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016, indie developer Secret Location showcased virtual reality (VR) shooter Blasters of the Universe for the first time. The title then launched on Steam a month later and for E3 2017, the studio has confirmed a full release will happen this summer.
Rather than just simply sending out a press release Secret Location has gone that little bit further. “Our team has been working hard to prepare for the Summer 2017 launch of our studio’s first-ever original VR game, Blasters of the Universe,” says Josh Manricks, Technical Director & Product Lead at Secret Location. “Grand Master Alwyn’s true form was revealed when his consciousness was uploaded into virtual reality, and now the master of all VR space has hacked the @BlastersVR Twitter account.”
“We encourage all Blasters to tweet to Grand Master Alwyn @BlastersVR during E3,” continued Manricks. “Together we can take back VR (and Twitter) from this self-proclaimed Virtual Space Lord!”
Blasters of the Universe allows players to use hundreds of weapon combinations in this wave-based bullet hell videogame. Shooting and dodging through unrelenting waves of enemies in a virtual world inspired by ’90s VHS cover art, Secret Location has recently updated the title with a whole new level (Facility), a new boss battle, and an Endless Mode.
The title is currently available on Steam Early Access for $14.99 USD, compatible with HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headsets.
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