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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Sports
Developer: CCCP
Release Date: 2017

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'Sparc' (ALL) Update Adds Competitive Features, Leaderboards, Spectator Tools And More

by Rainier on July 9, 2019 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT

Sparc is a virtual reality sports game where players connect online to compete with each other in fast and fun full-body VR gameplay.

Sparc is a virtual sport, or “vSport” - a unique full-body experience only possible in virtual reality, where the player’s VR equipment is their sports gear.

Sparc enables players to join one-on-one matches with friends online, or find opponents via matchmaking. Sparc includes multiple two-player game modes and three different arenas, plus a broad range of customization options for competitors. From the cut of the compression suit, to headgear and knuckle guards, a wide variety of elements can be personalized.

In Sparc, players can express and improve their skills through their physical actions and will be able to review their performance on the court with stats on throws, deflections, accuracy, and more.  With two gameplay modes, Basic and Advanced, both novice and expert competitors will find a suitable difficulty level.

When players need a break from the action, they can meet opponents, watch games in person, and queue up for their next match in “Courtside,” Sparc’s freeform social area that allows for spectating in VR. In Sparc’s solo challenges, players can take part in a series of timed events that test throwing and deflection accuracy, helping improve their skills and preparing them for human opponents.

Sparc’s ‘Championship Update’ extends and enhances the game’s online features with new cross-platform modes, including Ranked and Custom games, as well as an improved Spectator Mode.

Quick Play is now the fastest way to dive into the action with other players, while Custom games offer players a full lineup of modes and settings to create their own matches. For competitors wanting an extra challenge, the Championship Update introduces an all-new Ranked Mode to Sparc, giving hopefuls a shot at competing for a spot at the top of the Leaderboard and a place in Sparc ’s Legend tier, reserved for the top 10 ranked players in the world. Players remain unranked until they have completed their first 10 matches, after which their recent record determines their tier (Legend, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Bronze) and position (1-100) within that tier. While practice makes perfect it comes at a price, as players moving up the ladder will be matched against increasingly accomplished opponents.

When competitors need a break from the action they can relax in Courtside, Sparc’s revamped spectator tool where they can scout their opponents and watch Custom games from the stands. With the Championship Update, spectators can now join as a “headless” observer, invisible to both players and other spectators, where they can cycle through multiple camera locations to view the action or free-fly using their controllers to propel themselves around the arena. The total number of spectators viewing a game will be visible on the in-game scoreboard, ideal for those looking for additional bragging rights.

In Sparc’s solo challenges, players can take part in a series of timed events that test throwing and deflection accuracy, helping improve their skills and preparing them for human opponents.

Sparc also offers players a wide range of avatar customization options. Everything from the cut of their compression suit to the headgear they wear, the look of their “Gloves” and the colors of their gear can be personalized to achieve exceptionally eye-catching styles.

Sparc is currently available for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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