Yesterday we reported that a new Spider-Man VR experience would be releasing this week. Turns out it’s sooner rather than later; Spider-Man: Far From Home, Virtual Reality (yes that’s the full name) is releasing today on Rift, Vive and PSVR for free. We’ve got the very first trailer right here.
As the name suggests, this is a tie-in to the next Spidey movie, which hits cinemas next week. It’s developed by CreateVR, the same studio that worked on the Spider-Man: Homecoming VR experience. In it you suit up as Spidey and take to the streets of New York, swinging through the skyline. You can choose between four of the costumes the web-slinger has donned in the MCU thus far.
As we mentioned yesterday, we played an early version of the app back at MWC. The swinging is closer to something like Windlands than it is a regular Spider-Man game, but it still feels fast and fluid. You can choose between a bunch of suits featured in the new movie and then race down city streets. You throw your arms out just like you were Spider-Man, shoot a web and then propel yourself forward. When you get into the flow, it feels great.
This trailer gives us our first glimpse at another element of the game – combat. It looks like giant robots are attacking the city and you have to take them down literally on the fly. You can fire webs to stop drones in their tracks. There might not be any melee combat but ultimately that might be a sensible decision for comfort and immersion.
But this isn’t just a home VR release. Sony Pictures Virtual Reality is also taking the experience to Regal Cinemas in North America until July 7th. It’ll be running on the HP Reverb headset and use the company’s backpack PCs.
We’ll bring you full impressions of the experience soon.