It’s nearly time to grab your headset, take to the seas and possibly keep a sick bag nearby. Yes, the Battlewake closed beta is nearly here.
Survios’ multiplayer pirate ship battling game will be undergoing closed beta testing July 19 – 21. Beta sign-ups are still open via an official website, closing at 12pm PST tomorrow, July 18. To take part you’ll need an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset; it doesn’t sound like the game has native Valve Index support just yet. No word on possible beta dates for the PSVR or Quest versions, either.
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The Battlewake closed beta will offer access to Warfare. In this cooperative gametype, you and up to three other players work together to take down enemy ships and warn gold. The full game will have more gameplay types, including player vs player modes.
If you do miss out on the beta don’t worry too much; Battlewake is expected to launch in full this summer. The game gives you full control over an upgradable pirate ship with a variety of weapons. We featured the game in our E3 VR Showcase last month and we really like what we’ve played of the game thus far.
Elsewhere Survios is also working on a Walking Dead VR game expected to release this fall. It’s a busy time at the studio, then.