We’re pretty much in love with our PSVR headsets, though we have noticed the massive elephant that’s sat in the corner of the room, munching on some elephant-friendly cake: There aren’t any first-person shooters.
Of course we know all about Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and Lethal VR, but they’re not what we mean. No, what we mean by first-person shooter is a true FPS in the fashion that we’ve grown accustomed to. Most, if not all, FPS games on the PSVR have you stationary while the game takes care of moving you around the game’s world, but that could change.
Developer redrad has taken to Reddit to ask the PSVR community what they’d want in a FPS game on for Sony’s sleek headset. The developer has posted a couple of videos – they’re down below – and has even explained how players would be able to use the PS Move wand controllers for movement. It’s ingenious, really, though we imagine it’d take a while to get used to. Here’s an image explaining the controls:
Weird, innit? Though it could work if it was done well. The game doesn’t have a name yet, and by the looks of the videos down below, it’s nowhere near being a final product. Yet we’re captivated by the videos and we’ve watched them at least a half-dozen times. The art style, as explained by the developer, is purposefully simple so that when you fire your weapons and don’t hit a target, you “splatter” paint on whatever you did hit. It looks funky, cool, and like something we’d be happy to play.
Before you start getting excited, mind, it’s still just a prototype at this stage and the developer has previously come forward with an idea (along with assets) for a VR racing game, though that’s apparently been canned in favour of this FPS which we’re going to refer as ‘Paint Me Dead’. No, that’s not the actual name of the game, though if the developers do end up calling it that then we’ll be knocking on their door to collect our free cup of tea and biscuits. We don’t want much…
Would you play this on PSVR? Do you think the concept is sound, or could the controls be the kick in the balls? Paint a comment down below.