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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' (ALL) Gets PSVR/PC Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2019 @ 9:44 a.m. PST

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 PlayStation VR version of Space Junkies will support the Dualshock 4 controller, and feature a unique navigation system that allows players to fly at speeds through immersive vertical battlespaces. Players will also have full use of the sixaxis controls for unique embodiment in VR.

At launch, Space Junkies will offer 1v1, 2v2 and free-for-all modes, as well as a wealth of different weapon and customization options across six varied interior and exterior battlefields. Each arena features unique tactical zones, dynamic lighting and breakable environments. No battle will feel the same, and players will need their wits and combat skills to avoid death coming fast from all directions. Additionally, the game will receive new content updates beyond release, including new modes, maps, weapons and customization items.

Several test phases will be held prior to launch, including an open beta across all platforms. Players can register to participate in closed tests.

“We are beyond excited for the launch of Space Junkies and can’t wait for players to jump into this rocket-injected, gunslinging laser bonanza in outer space!” said Adrian Lacey, producer at Ubisoft Montpellier. “Being able to launch on PlayStation VR is great news for our players and we are looking into supporting additional headsets to bring the Space Junkies experience to more people in the future.”

Those anticipating Space Junkies before its official retail release can already get a full, unique experience with Space Junkies Arcade, a dedicated version of the game available in more than a hundred of VR arcades worldwide. Prior to the launch, Virtual Athletics League will also be kicking off an international tournament in partnership with Ubisoft, Springboard VR and HP on February 19. The competition will pit the best teams from participating arcades against one another for $4,500 in gear and prizes. For more information on Space Junkies Arcade and those participating in the tournament, please visit here.

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 will be available for PlayStation VR, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Oculus Rift + Touch and HTC Vive on March 26. 2019.

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