Last year, Samsung partnered up with Oculus to launch the Samsung GearVR headset, for use with Galaxy smartphones. Now, CCP Games, the team behind Eve Online and Eve: Valkyrie, has announced Gunjack, a space shooter for the mobile virtual reality headset, set in the same universe as Eve.
Gunjack puts players in the operator seat of a gun turret on a mining vessel out in space. These turrets are your defence against enemies, such as space bandits. Since this is a mobile game, it is fairly simple gameplay-wise, you sit at at the turret and fire at incoming enemies. You will also get power-ups for your weapon, such as homing missiles, lasers and smart bombs.
What is impressive is that the game is built-in Unreal Engine 4 and designed from the ground up for the virtual reality experience. In the press release announcement, Gunjack’s executive producer said: “Our goal was nothing less than creating the best game yet for the Gear VR headset. Our team has focused on delivering the most action-packed, graphically-stunning game possible on this new virtual reality platform.”
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KitGuru Says: These were the smaller, simpler gameplay experiences that Samsung built the GearVR to cater towards. There aren’t many high-profile VR games currently available on mobile either so this could end up being pretty big.