Last summer we told you about the formation of Reload Studios, a new video game company composed of ex-developers of the Call of Duty saga and some Disney veteran like Nik Ranieri. And it seems that its multiplayer FPS for virtual reality is moving forward.
We read on UploadVR that the studio has increased its staff to 18 people who are shaping the first online shooter for virtual reality. The results they are getting are quite promising, but its founder James Chung assures that the road is being quite hard, since “we must completely forget the way you have done things so far and build the game starting from scratch, thinking about all aspects of it to solve the limitations of virtual reality platforms”.
According to Chung, one of those limitations is that some people from a certain age, the experience works best during short and intense periods, to avoid dizziness and visual fatigue, with which certain elements of the game are being designed with this in mind. This is in contrast to younger players, who practically have to be forced to stop playing. Also, the pace of the game is going to be much slower than a Battlefield or Call of Duty, but at the same time it aims to make us feel like in a Moderna FPS of fast action. Chung says that this has been one of his great achievements, and the visual design direction is largely responsible. None of those who have tried the game have complained that it is too slow.