With release dates for virtual reality headsets coming closer, Epic Games and Oculust Rift invite players to hop on the “Bullet Train” come next year, enriching the world of VR gaming with yet another shooter meant to take gamers to a whole other world.
- Epic Games has brought us Unreal Tournament and Gears of War
- Bullet Train will be their first virtual reality videogame
- It will require the Oculus Rift headset, and the Oculus Touch controllers
- The release date is estimated to be 2016
It’s only a matter of time, but virtual reality gaming is happening, and most players cannot wait to experience videogames in an entirely new way. At one point, this was a feature only accessed in science fiction movies, but we are indeed taking a step forward into the future, and we’ll soon see what it’s like to tossed into fictional worlds.
Epic Games, the developer of highly successful hits like Unreal Tournament and Gears of War, will be using their efficient Unreal Engine 4 to introduce players to their next first person shooter (FPS), “Bullet Train”. Created for virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift, the videogame will also require the use of the Oculus Touch, the half-moon-shaped controllers to interact with the surroundings.
The short, one minute gameplay released has a rather straightforward goal. The player will be travelling by train to a station, where dozens of bad guys await to be shot in the face, by using a varied array of guns, explosives, teleportation and time manipulation to line up your shot. If anyone remembers the bullet time in ‘Max Payne’, this is essentially the first-person and virtual reality version of it.
The graphics appear to be rather stunning, with near life-like similarities that will certainly immerse the gamer further into the world, when they’re not busy focusing on shooting down every villain in their path.
Epic Games seems to have summed up what the gaming community expects from a light shooter, where the goal is simple in nature, but could potentially by incredibly fun to experience through virtual reality.
The Oculus Touch controllers will enable players to interact with everything in the game, ranging from picking up weapons or engaging in close combat with your opponents. Not to mention the actual aiming of the guns or tossing explosives around the train station.
It doesn’t sound like much in terms of a game, but imagining that all that will be enjoyed through a VR headset and controllers might help far more to understand its appeal.
There has been no release date confirmed, but it’s likely that “Bullet Train” will be launched sometime in 2016 when Oculus Rift will become available to the public. The list of titles available for VR headsets is getting longer by the day, and amps up excitement for the next step into the future of gaming.