PlayStation VR shooter Farpoint goes gold, gets a story trailer

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It’s been about six months since we got the PlayStation VR, and it is indeed a lovely bit of kit. Months later though, and I’ve just about exhausted the list of games on the system that I actually want to play. There are, however, some exciting new ones on the horizon – the most intriguing of which is Farpoint.

Launching alongside a bespoke FPS controller in the PS VR Aim Controller, Farpoint is a first-person shooter that puts you on a hostile alien world.

VRcontroller

“After crash landing, you have to fight to survive as you explore and uncover the planet’s secrets. Your only hope of escape is to keep moving and discover the fate of your team.”

With the aid of the new controller, Farpoint offers 1:1 motion tracking, which when coupled with VR should deliver an impressive and immersive experience. In addition to a full single player campaign, the game will also let you jump into online worlds with a friend, playing through missions co-operatively.

And it’s just gone gold, which means it’ll make its May 16th shipping date. Here’s a look at the game’s single player, as expressed by a brand new trailer:

Says Seth Luisi Co-founder, Impulse Gear:

“When we started working on Farpoint we knew from the beginning that we wanted it to have a deep and meaningful narrative. We wanted to use VR to tell a unique, more personal story in a way that put the player right in the middle of it.”

It looks pretty good – a bit like living in Starship Troopers – even if it may have comical facial animation to rival Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Last Updated: April 19, 2017

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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  • Skyblue

    Crysis is 10yrs old and has better facial animation. Looks like a pretty generic sci-fi shooter. I liked the trailer music though.

    • I agree to an extent – but the sense of presence you get in VR makes simple visuals pop. If it’s a good game, it’ll be amazing in VR.

      • Skyblue

        I haven’t invested in the Sony VR yet but I sure have had fun watching my friends fall off their bar stools when I strap a Gear VR on them so I have experienced VR first hand. I won’t be investing until the library fleshes out significantly with a few highly recommended titles though.

        • Hammersteyn

          Same, thing is too bloody expensive for the games that are available. Almost like buying a new console for Zelda

          • Skyblue

            I got a friend to buy his PS4 by just letting him play Resogun for a few hours. Most expensive game he’s ever bought.

          • Hammersteyn

            LOL!

    • Hammersteyn

      Still better animation than ME:A

  • Original Heretic

    Does that shooter controller only come with a pink ball on the end? I’m a boy, so I want a blue one.
    *gasp* I just assumed my own gender…

    • HvR

      Can probably change colour according to your gender preferences

      Looks like a Blaster that should be used by Hung So-low in Star Whores

    • Hammersteyn

      Do you sit or stand when you tinkle? Assume it from there

      • Original Heretic

        I don’t use the word “tinkle”, so I must be a boy.

        • Hammersteyn

          I thought you were assuming your gender, so I used tinkle instead of piss
          😛

          • Original Heretic

            I thought you were just taking the piss.

          • Hammersteyn

            ROFL!

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