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Snatchers – Potential For A New VR E-Sport?

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South Korean VR content production studio, Reality Reflection, have today released a new multiplayer VR game, titled Snatchers. The developers promote the game as a “new e-sport” as it transports the players into a rocket league-esque arena.

Players battle it out in two teams of two and can play against one another on either the Vive or Oculus Rift headset. When in the arena, players control a hoverbike and use a hook gun to snatch and throw the ball into the opponent’s goal. Similar to a traditional football game.According to the developers, some of the key features include;

  • 1) Intuitive Controls
    – You can control your hoverbike and hook gun with two controllers on each hand. The intuitive controls absorb players into the virtual world.
  • 2) Supersonic Speeds
    – Hoverbikes allow you to experience the thrilling speed. You can speed up faster by snatching the hook points in the air.
  • 3) 2v2 Combat
    – You can also play with your friends. You decide whether you are going to pass the ball to your teammate or shoot to the goal.
  • 4) Dynamic Use of Hook Guns
    – You can lead your team to victory by catching the ball with your hook gun at the right moment.
  • 5) Various Boost Items
    – Want more power? You can pass your bike over the marked spaces on the field, enabling the power boost.
  • 6) Cross-Platform Play
    – Snatchers enables players to find a teammate or opponents via matchmaking. Every player, regardless of Steam/Oculus, connects to the same pool for new players.
  • 7) High-Quality Graphics- Snatchers, built with Unreal Engine 4.

Reality Reflection is a team of VR software developers based in Seoul, South Korea. With their first VR game, ‘Music Inside’ featuring as a launch title for the Oculus Touch controllers that released back in 2016.

“We’re thrilled to launch Snatchers after so many prototypes and readjustments. Snatchers is a game designed for hardcore gamers who’ve longed for a true challenge in the VR world. We are sure that Snatchers will give players a totally futuristic experience,” said Wooram Son, CEO of Reality Reflection.

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With a lot of hardcore movement and fast-paced action, this has the makings of a high nausea rating experience. However, those able to join the melee may find themselves in the hot seat for some competitive multiplayer VR action. Check back with VRRelated for a full review of this title and more news as it develops. In the meantime, you can find out more about the title HERE. Or purchase Snatchers VR over at the Steam Store page.

 

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