At the beginning of the year, Cosmos Games and GameBoom VR announced Into the Darkness, a virtual reality (VR) shooter which is focused on portraying accurate physics within its mechanics. With a PC VR launch currently stencilled in for 2021, the teams have released a new trailer showcasing everyone’s favourite weapon, the shotgun.
Ever since the original Doom era, the shotgun has held a special place in fans hearts, with it being almost unthinkable to have a first-person shooter (FPS) without some type of shotgun present. And then there’s the double-barrel shotgun as present in Into the Darkness’ trailer. Like most videogames, you’re presented with a short barrel version designed for maximum destruction at close range, get for enclosed environments where enemies can pop out suddenly.
Into the Darkness’ double-barrel certainly looks the part, highly details with plenty of intricate engraving giving it that old-school wild west look. As you can see from the footage the weapon makes short work of the videogames’ robotic enemies when they get in close. But like any gun of this ilk, you need to make sure you’re on target, as with only two shots you’re constantly having to reload.
A single-player action-adventure, Into the Darkness is set in a near-future where the human race is trying to attain immortality by transferring consciousness into machines. As a special agent, you’re sent to a research facility experimenting with Transhumanism, one where contact has been lost and previous agents have not returned.
Gameplay is going to be physical and physics-based, so players can freely interact with the environment and the objects they find. The same goes for the combat and puzzles, with weapons ranging from guns to swords and knives. But those mechanics also allow you to get creative. Run out of ammo, well find something useful to smack over an opponents head.
The trailer is the first in a series Cosmos Games and GameBoom VR plan on releasing. Into the Darkness will get a Steam launch later this year supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. As further details are released, VRFocus will keep you updated.