After a successful closed beta in January, today virtual reality (VR) developer Survios has launched its second title Sprint Vector for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
If you’ve managed to miss all of VRFocus’ coverage then how about a quick reminder. Sprint Vector moves away from Raw Data and first-person shooters (FPS), switching to a more competitive e-sports genre where players are pitted against one another in heart-thumping obstacle races.
Up to up to eight players can take part in this high-octane intergalactic game show which features both competitive multiplayer and customizable solo racing across 12 courses, each one packed alternate routes and power-ups galore to use against the competition. Additionally, there are nine challenge courses with three different game modes (time trial, coin collection, and hardcore) let sprinters polish their skills and compare their best scores on and global leaderboards.
“When we set out to make Sprint Vector, we wanted to tackle the ongoing challenge of locomotion in VR from a fresh ‘Why not?’ perspective,” said Alex Silkin, Survios co-founder and chief technology officer in a statement. “We challenged ourselves to not only come up with new methods of movement in VR, but to push the envelope in terms of artificial, high-speed, and tactile locomotion while avoiding physical discomfort in the player. Today, we’re shipping the pinnacle of this effort.”
“VR lets us explore new experiences that have never been possible in games before,” said James Iliff, co-founder and chief creative officer. “This is central to the games we make at Survios and we are focused on creating unique VR titles from the ground up, providing experiences that no other gaming system or technology can match. In Sprint Vector, players will find something completely unique and new that changes the way they think about movement in VR.”
Sprint Vector is available on Steam and Oculus Home for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, featuring a special 20 percent discount off the retail price of $29.99 USD until 22nd February. And just in time for the Winter Olympic Games, all players will receive the Championship Intergalactica Winter Games skins pack gives the colorful Sprint Vector characters new international looks inspired by 16 different competing nations.
PlayStation VR will get Sprint Vector on 13th February for $29.99, with a 20 percent launch discount for all North American PlayStation VR users, as well as a 30 percent launch discount for PlayStation Plus members in North America and Europe. For any further news from Survios, keep reading VRFocus.