Evasion will be released next Tuesday and the new virtual-reality, first-person shooter developed by the studio at Archiact places you in the boots of an intense sci-fi warrior. The game devs wanted to make the player feel like they are in the world of a VR-type Doom and be able to hide in cover like a soldier would on the battlefield. Evasion offers support on the Aim Controller, but offers players different movement options for maneuvering through the frontline. This is a hopeful claim since focus on player movement has been one of the aspects of VR that’s prevented immersion that would set it apart as the next era of gaming.
As mentioned above, PSVR allows the player to use the PS Aim Controller with both hands while the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift’s controllers split your weapon and shield on each hand. That means that PlayStation gamers will have the feel of a rifle in their hands, though it has yet to be seen how this will affect player movement and the use of shields. Conversations after E3 discuss the enemies and stages being somewhat challenging, which doesn’t come as a surprise since VR movement has yet to be mastered.
Evasion describes itself as a “bullet hell shooter” that requires constant movement and somehow boasts impressive graphics for a VR title. Evasion also gives you choices such as class, customizable avatars, weapons, and abilities. The classes include: Warden, Surgeon, Striker, and Engineer; these will expand the players’ options of whether they play as a medic or a saboteur of enemy weapons. What else can make Evasion stand apart from other VR games that have yet to entice a large portion of gamers? Effective co-op multiplayer will put players side by side and, as the gameplay shows, surrounds players with fast-paced enemy robots and a destructible environment. Drag portions of the battlefield all around to disrupt the enemy and communicate strategies with the rest of the team. Player versus player modes will also be included so that teams can face off in an attempt to out-gun each other. Check out the PSVR trailer below.
Evasion hits the shelves on Steam, PlayStation VR, and Oculus October 9.