Farpoint launched on PS VR with new Aim controller
Sci-fi shooter Farpoint game has been launched on PlayStation (PS) Virtual Reality (VR), with new PS VR Aim controller.
Farpoint transports you to a distant alien world where you’ll need to contend with hostile lifeforms and hazardous environments as you explore your surroundings, piece together what happened and search for a way home.
Separated from your colleagues, you must use holographic logs scattered throughout the landscape to escape the planet. Explore and discover the secrets of the planet, blasting your way through hordes of indigenous and alien life as you keep moving to survive.
Content Producer Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) Matthew Groizard said one of the unique twists for developer Impulse Gear‘s debut title is the new PlayStation VR Aim controller, which puts the game’s high-concept weaponry directly into your hands and allows you to aim via the weapon’s virtual scope for first-person precision.
“The controller’s built-in motion sensors and sphere work with the PS Camera to track your movements, offering pin-point accuracy as you take on the planet’s hostile inhabitants. On top of this, built-in rumble features, will deliver immersive real-time feedback every time you squeeze the trigger,” he said.
For those players who prefer more familiar controls, the Dualshock 4 wireless controller is fully supported as well.
“The team at Impulse Gear is also excited to announce that Farpoint will feature online co-op play at launch. This extra mode will allow you and a friend to buddy up and enter previously completed levels to tackle enemy hoards side-by-side, racking up points for kills and accuracy as you go,” Matthew Groizard said.
The standalone game is priced at €59.99/£49.99 RRP, or for €89.99/£74.99 RRP you can pick up the Farpoint + PS VR aim controller bundle. Alternatively, you can also purchase digitally via PlayStation Store.