Last month indie developer DGMA released its first virtual reality (VR) title in the form of Let’s Go! Skiing VR, allowing players to race down snow-covered mountains. Its next videogame is an altogether different experience, placing you in the deepest recesses of space to do one thing, shoot at everything, in an experience called Galactic Rangers VR.
Looking like Space Pirate Trainer jumped on the Green Goblin’s Goblin Glider and took it into space, Galactic Rangers VR is an action first-person shooter (FPS) designed for that arcade feel.
The story goes that Galactic Rangers help protect the galaxy against any dangerous threats. Enter some mysterious Space Cybernetic Invaders who have begun attacking the outer worlds and it’s your job to shoot them into oblivion with a selection of weaponry. Taking a wave-based format, the guns have various shooting modes depending on your preference, from high-powered laser beams to explosive ordinance.
Whilst taking down enemy robots and the odd wandering asteroid you’ll also be able to utilise various abilities, turning battles in your favour. Powerups such as a super shield and time dilation will be available should the situation require it.
“We are thrilled to reveal our product. Not only Galactic Rangers VR is a new approach to traditional FPS genre, but we have some really cool techs behind, such as advanced image stabilisation. You won’t see them, but you’ll notice them. So, just grab your pair of blasters and dive into deep space, blasting away endless waves of enemies as long as you can!,” said Andrey Lukashov, DGMA Chief Technical Officer in a statement.
Currently available to wishlist on Steam, DGMA plan to release Galactic Rangers VR this Autumn for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets, with Rift also getting an Oculus Store version. Check out the first gameplay trailer below and for further updates on Galactic Rangers VR, keep reading VRFocus.