When it comes to summer PlayStation VR videogames nDreams’ Fracked is probably on most gamers wanted lists. Having previously released the stealthy Phantom: Covert Ops, Fracked is a very different beast, all about action and freedom to traverse the environment. Today, the studio has confirmed a release date for the PlayStation VR exclusive as well as rolling out a demo so you can see what all the fuss is about.
The Fracked demo is a 30-minute thrill ride that will put you on skis hurtling down snowy mountain ravines, climbing through structures to outflank the enemy and, of course, eliminating any opponent who stands in your way. You’ll be able to finally see for yourself what the run and gun combat is all about and its “1:1 grabbable cover system” nDreams has been talking about.
Designed to make you feel like an action hero, Fracked sees you face off against an army of gun-wielding, interdimensional maniacs inside a mountain fracking facility. There’s no on-rails gameplay or cinematic cutscenes to stunt the immersive gameplay, allowing you to be fully involved in the experience and tackle the challenges in your own style.
Talking of style, Fracked features a very vibrant aesthetic with plenty of colour and explosions for a nice visual feast. Plus, if you’re playing on a PlayStation 5 there will be console-specific enhancements including uncapped dynamic resolution, improved framerate, and loading times.
Fracked has been solely designed for the PlayStation Move controllers so hopefully, you’ve got a pair. They can still be found online brand new but they’re not cheap with current Amazon listings putting them at £116.99 GBP.
After playing the demo, if you’re even more buzzed than before then you might want to hear about nDrams’ Deluxe Edition of Fracked. Containing the videogame, exclusive Earth Defender equipment skins, a digital artbook and digital soundtrack all for $34.99 USD/ €29.99 EUR/ £24.99, pre-orders go live today. In what seems to be a growing pre-order feature, you’ll be able to play 72hrs prior to Fracked’s general release.
Fracked is set to launch for PlayStation VR on 20th August 2021. Check out the new trailer below and for further updates on Fracked, keep reading VRFocus.