Today, CCP Games are releasing Gunjack, a VR arcade shooter for the Samsung Gear VR platform. This is announced just a week after the company announced a $30 million funding round to help the company boost its VR development efforts. The title will be available with the official release of Samsung Gear VR.
“We believe that virtual reality will be a defining element of gaming’s future. It may take some time to get widespread adoption, but we’re going to be there on day one,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP.
Gunjack is one of two VR titles in development and marks the first official step in moving CCP in the direction of VR.
In Gunjack, players take on the role of a gun turret operator on a mining vessel in the Outer Ring region of known space. As part of the ship’s defense team, it is up to the player to protect the rig from pirates, opportunists and anyone else looking to take what rightfully belongs to the company. Here’s a review of the game on Road to VR.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder & CEO of Facebook, recently posted a picture of him playing Gunjack on the Samsung Gear VR.