CCP Games (EVE: Valkyrie, EVE: Gunjack) announced today that Sparc, their first original IP outside of the EVE universe, is releasing in 2017 for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.
A “unique virtual sport only possible in virtual reality,” Sparc features skill-based and full-body gameplay where you use motion controllers to throw projectiles at your opponents, and defend yourself from their projectiles by dodging, blocking, or deflecting. Sparc includes single-player challenges, training modes, online multiplayer matches with different gameplay modes for two players, and a spectator option where you can watch matches in-person and queue for the next match in VR through Courtside, a freeform social area for spectating in VR or on-screen.
CCP Atlanta Executive Producer Morgan Godat said:
After our early experiments with standing VR gameplay, we were excited by the idea of building an original sport designed for the current generation of VR hardware. We’ve designed Sparc so that players can express and improve their skill through their physical actions. Ultimately, we want players to think of Sparc as a virtual court in their living room where they can meet and compete with other players from around the world.
You can sign up for the Sparc beta on the official website (beta details TBA).
Expect more news about Sparc – including its gameplay and features – in the coming months.
[Source: Play Sparc]