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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) 2nd Free Content Update Adds Instablast Mode, Two New Maps

by Rainier on May 30, 2019 @ 12:13 a.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 second free post-launch update for Space Junkies is now available on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Season 1 Episode 2 introduces a variety of brand-new content:

  • In Instablast mode, players have the same weapon and only need one shot to take down their opponents. Players will need to approach opponents strategically, as weapons must be reloaded after every shot.
  • Two new maps: Final Destination and Gunner Station.

In addition to the latest content and price drop, PlayStation®Move controllers and smooth rotation are now supported in Space Junkies. 3dRudder, the foot-based motion controller, is also available for early access users on PlayStation®VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality. 3dRudder enables full locomotion of the feet, allowing players to move in all directions with more precision and speed. Players can now focus hand controls on grabbing weapons, shooting down enemies while using a shield or hitting opponents with a laser sword.

Space Junkies will continue to introduce free content updates throughout Season 1 including new game modes, characters, maps and many more surprises. New content will drop through a season-based approach, each season containing four episodes for a period of 16 weeks.

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 currently available for PlayStation VR, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Oculus Rift + Touch and HTC Vive.


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