UK-based VR developer nDreams is making its move into the VR arcade scene, bringing two of its most popular titles with it.
The studio this month announced both Shooty Fruity Arcade and Perfect Balloon Flight. The former is obviously based on the developer’s well-received 2017 wave shooter, Shooty Fruity, in which players try to fend off incoming hordes of evil fruit as they multitask scanning items at a supermarket till. As you can see in the trailer, the arcade version looks pretty much the same. It’s due to role out to VR arcades this winter in partnership with Ctrl V, VR Junkies, SynthesisVR and SpringboardVR.
Perfect Balloon Flight, meanwhile, is a little different. It takes the environments of nDreams’ relaxing VR game, Perfect, which simply offers three locations to explore at your own pace, and lets you soar over them in a hot air balloon. This one’s developed in partnership with Starbreeze (you know, that company that just announced its StarVR developer kit is $3,200) and will use a real balloon basked and 4D effects to make the experience more immersive.
In a prepared statement, company Patrick O’Luanaigh also confirmed that the developer was working on new titles for home-based headsets, including supporting the upcoming Oculus Quest device.
Elsewhere in nDreams news, the developer’s set to launch a VR bundle for PSVR in the EU this week, which will include Shooty Fruity and Perfect as well as its debut PSVR game, The Assembly, and one of its first published titles, Bloody Zombies. A price hasn’t yet been revealed.