Usually, games are built for one distinctive genre and stick with it. JetX is a different story, though.
Announced earlier this month, JetX is like one part Unreal Tournament, one part Wipeout. It’s a sci-fi action game that has you piloting flying ships, designed for VR players with iron stomachs. In the game’s arena mode you’ll circle around maps, looking to take players out with different weapons. The game’s racing mode, meanwhile, has you speed down canyons in pursuit of first place. You can check out a trailer for it below. Be warned: dubstep ahoy.
The game’s Steam page proudly proclaims it to be “the fastest VR game ever made.” While Wipeout VR fans might want to dispute that, it certainly looks intense. It also offers full online multiplayer support or can be played against bots. We’re especially big fans of the low-poly art style, too.
It looks like it could offer some simple, if forgettable shooting fun. There’s definitely an audience out there for VR players that demand a more intense experience. It’ll be interesting to see how it stacks up against the likes of Telefrag, which is also promising a full Unreal Tournament-style VR shooter.
JetX is developed by Singularity Lab, the creator of 2016’s Machine Learning for Vive. The game’s due for launch later this month with support for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets. It’s got full cross-platform support, meaning those without a VR headset can play with those inside the game. Neat.