April 13, 2024

Polyarc, the studio behind the Moss franchise, introduced a brand new aggressive multiplayer VR sport at present in growth.

Polyarc isn’t saying a lot past that—we nonetheless don’t even understand it’s title—nonetheless a take a look at the sport’s idea artwork reveals a particular affect from Moss‘ fashion and characters, together with the Reader and quite a few plucky mice heroes.

Though we will’t learn an excessive amount of into it, retrofitting Moss’ third-person platforming view right into a multiplayer battle sport could imply the studio is pursuing one thing very related in really feel to Moss, albeit with a number of courses and weapons. Within the idea artwork we see a gilded Reader and quite a few completely different mousey courses: a tank, archer, knight, wizard, and even some evil leafy dudes.

“It’s obvious observing the neighborhood of gamers on the market and receiving a few of our personal suggestions that there are lots of avid gamers in VR who’re searching for and wish to play extra aggressive multiplayer video games,” stated Tam Armstrong, co-founder and CEO, Polyarc. “We’re enthusiastic about this chance, as VR presents fascinating issues for multiplayer video games. The flexibility to learn the opposite participant’s focus and intention as they transfer their head and arms are among the components that make enjoying video games in particular person so compelling. We’re trying ahead to sharing what we’ve been engaged on and the enjoyable we’ve been having enjoying it.”

Coming off the success of Moss and Moss: E book II, Polyarc says a aggressive multiplayer is “one thing the crew has been excited to develop because the studio’s inception in 2015, however first the participant base wanted to develop giant sufficient to assist multiplayer video games of this nature.”

The sport, which remains to be unnamed on the time of this writing, is about to run closed playtesting on the weekend of April 14th-Sixteenth. Right here’s how Polyarc describes the primary spherical of closed beta testing:

We’re engaged on a lot of cool, new stuff and wish to see what occurs after we get it within the arms of actual gamers. Every playtest will give attention to a unique facet of an in-development sport and your suggestions can be necessary to assist us make one of the best last product(s) potential. And we’re right here to check the sport; we’re not testing you because the playtesters. So please don’t really feel like it’s a must to do something in addition to play the sport. If you’re having enjoyable, we wish to know! When you aren’t having enjoyable, then we additionally wish to know. And we’ll ask you all about each juicy element in a survey on the finish.

The studio hasn’t introduced goal platforms but, nonetheless playtesters would require a Quest 2 to take part. When you’re curious about becoming a member of, signups are available starting today.