Ballista Is Oculus Studios’ Latest Quest Title From High Voltage

by Jamie Feltham • April 24th, 2019

Update: After reaching out to an Oculus representative we were able to confirm that Ballista is also coming to Rift with cross-buy support.

Original: Remember High Voltage Software? We haven’t seen them in a spell but they were behind enjoyable Oculus Rift exclusives like Dragon Front and Damaged Core. The team’s making its long-awaited return for the upcoming Oculus Quest headset, though.

The team today announced Ballista as part of Oculus’ Quest countdown series. In the game, you have to protect a kingdom from the forces of evil. In your quest for victory (get it?) you’ll use a Magic Mirror, sling and, uh, a unicorn horn.

We only have a featured image to go on right now, which promises a pretty cutesy presentation. Given High Voltage’s pedigree (we once called Damaged Core the king of VR shooters), we’re hoping for something special.

“With Quest, we’re able to better provide a full range of motion to let people move around their entire play area and impact gameplay,” High Voltage Producer Keith Hladik said of the game’s reveal. “Whether it’s defending your creatures from attack or walking around to analyze a castle, the game provides an immersive experience.”

No word yet on if Ballista is going to be a launch title for Quest. We’ve reached out to Oculus to confirm is the game is also coming to Rift and, if so, if it’ll support cross-buy too. We’re yet to see an Oculus Studios game that’s coming to Quest only so we’re expecting that to be the case.

Quest is due to launch this spring starting at $399. We’re hoping to find out more specific launch details in the coming weeks.

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