One of VR’s most popular and best games is finally getting an arcade version.
Superhot VR: Arcade Edition launched today for VR arcades across the globe. This isn’t a brand new Superhot game with new levels but instead a remixed version of the original classic. It features a new point-scoring mode, encouraging players to pull off their slickest, most stylish slow-motion action movies. Local leaderboards will let them solidify bragging rights, too.
You’ll be able to play this version of the game in either five, 15 or 30-minute sessions. Check it out in the trailer below, although you probably already know what to expect.
In a prepared statement, Alastair Hebson, Head of Special Projects at the Superhot team, said there was a “large appetite” for this version of the game. “It was an obvious decision for us to greenlight a project and hire a team solely focused on making it happen,” Hebson said. “It’s exciting for us to be in the [location based entertainment] space and part of this growing industry sector.”
Indeed, many VR developers are looking to arcades as a means of further monetizing their games as VR’s modest install base continues to grow. Arcades take a lot of the cost out of VR, allowing people to try headsets out without buying one, let alone the PC it takes to power them.
Superhot VR itself is already one of VR’s bigger success stories, though. In fact, with over 800,000 copies sold the game has surpassed even the original non-VR game it was based on.
As for the home edition of the game, the developer says it’s looking at ways of integrating the arcade features later down the line. That sounds nice, but we’d really like to hear about something along the lines of a sequel. Until then we can still look forward to the Quest version.