Starbreeze has just finished its livestream and certainly shown its commitment to virtual reality (VR). Alongside the announcement of Payday 2 VR the studio saved a big teaser to last in the form of Storm, a multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) for StarVR.
Storm is Starbreeze’s vision of VR’s future, featuring wireless combative gameplay set inside arenas. Utilising the StarVR Large Field Edition (LFE) head-mounted display (HMD), which has a 210-degree field of view (FOV) and a 5K resolution, players will don force feedback apparel and use tracked peripherals to shoot it out in what could be sci-fi locations.
As the StarVR HMD is being design as a location-based device, rather than one for home use, Starbreeze is looking at creating suitable content for this kind of roll out. So Storm being positioned as a competitive team-based multiplayer for VR esports tournaments, likely due to the massive popularity of titles such as Counter Strike, Dota 2 and League of Legends.
This is still very early days for Storm – no actual gameplay footage was shown in the video below – but it showcases Starbreeze’s growing intent for VR and that it isn’t a solitary experience.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Starbreeze and Storm, reporting back with any further updates.