Raw Data remains a favorite over here at UploadVR, previously called a “VR Dream Come True” when we finally got hands-on time with it. Despite only being an Early Access title, Raw Data hit the top of Steam’s global best-seller list and ushered in over $1 million in its first month. Announced during E3, Survios is celebrating the success of their game with a bonus final major update during Early Access that includes a highly requested PvP mode along with an extra character and map.
The game will also be finally coming to PSVR when it releases out of Early Access for all three platforms in September.
The new mode, called Hostile Takeover, is a competitive deathmatch where players engage in “Eden vs Syndik8” conflicts using the different heroes and all their abilities. Maps, locomotion, and powers have all been customized for the new mode as well.
“Our players have been clamoring for PvP ever since Raw Data’s earliest demos,” says Survios Game Design Director Mike McTyre in a press release. “Raw Data was always meant to be played with your friends beyond traditional co-op. Now, whether it’s an intense one-on-one duel or a chaotic 10-person battle, players can actually feel the adrenaline-charged intensity of fighting for their lives—only now against each other.”
In addition to the new mode, players are gaining access to a new character: Elder the Rogue Hunter. Elder is a ranged assassin equipped with homing arrows, holographic decoys, and more. With the new character comes a new environment set in the Botanical Gardens as well.
With the announcement of these new additions comes the news that the game will exit Early Access on September of this year with an official launch on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR. The PvP mode is planned for PC. You can sign up for beta here: http://bit.ly/RawDataPvPBeta