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Space Junkies

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier
Release Date: March 26, 2019

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'Space Junkies' Closed Beta Date Set - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2018 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT

Space Junkies is a jetpack-fueled VR arcade shooter where you fly through deadly space arenas to face off in extreme battles.

Space Junkies pits players in 1-vs.-1 or 2-vs.-2 combat inside the Dirty Bowl, a collection of space arenas that dynamically respond to players' actions and allow them to navigate and attack from any direction. The game features an arsenal of outlandish, customizable, joinable and – thanks to the Oculus Touch and Vive controllers – grab-able weapons that let players alter their assault tactics to take down their opponents.

Space Junkies is powered by Brigitte, a new proprietary virtual reality engine created at Ubisoft Montpellier.

Brigitte is designed to evolve and adapt to the way worlds can be created for VR, as well as including the new VR interfaces in the development process and map creations.

The Space Junkies closed beta will take place from September 26 to October 1 on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Players can sign up for a chance to participate in the beta here

The closed beta will feature brand new content, including a new game mode, two maps, two characters and a piece of equipment.

Key Features:

  • The Dirty Bowl: If you thought space was hostile before, just wait until you play in the Dirty Bowl! Death comes fast and hard from all directions as you speed and fight through Orbital Arenas (Orenas) designed specifically to kill, and built to thrill.
  • Adrenaline-Packed Multiplayer: You are now part of an elite tribe of gunslinging Spacers who battle it out in treacherous 2v2 and 1v1 battles.
  • Get to Know Your Body: A full VR experience allows you to use your hands and body to manipulate your environment and weapons intuitively, while full use of motion controllers brings you right into the gunslinging action.
  • Full VR Navigation in Space: Dodge, weave, and fly through hostile space environments and 360-degree orbital battlefields. Situational awareness gets vertical as opponents come at you fast, hard, up, down, sideways, and backward.
  • Weapon Variety is the Spice of ... Death: Insane weapons, from sunblasters to bioguns, let you use different angles and both of your hands to combine your weapons of choice when stalking and taking down your opponents.
  • 360-Degree Sound: Spatial audio will have you fully immersed in an explosive environment.
  • Out Of This World: The weird and wonderful physics of micro-gravity create your virtual playground. From chain reactions and dynamic lighting to breakable environments, your battleground will morph based on your input.

Space Junkies is a VR title coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in Spring 2018.

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