Ever thought that Shadow of the Colossus would be really cool in VR? We certainly have, and it looks like two ex-God of War devs have too.
Lightbound Studios, an indie team made up of former members of Sony Santa Monica, this week launched a Kickstarter campaign for Titan Arena, a VR boss battling game in which you take on giant machines intent on squishing you. It’s a first-person shooter (FPS) in which you use weapons like chainguns and plasma launchers to topple mechanical brutes before using a gun-shaped tether to scale up them and start dealing some real damage.
Titan Arena is themed like a dystopian gladiator match. Players will first have to deal with an army of smaller minions including spider-like drones and bombs before facing off against one of three titans, each with its own type of attack.
Based on the trailers for the game, it already looks like it’s in good shape, but Lightbound is turning to Kickstarter in hopes of adding two new bosses and three new weapons. The studio is looking to raise $30,000 via crowdfunding by the end of September and has raised $2384 at the time of writing. Backer rewards include $17 for a digital copy of the game, estimated to arrive in April of next year, ranging all the way up to a limited $350 tier which will net you one of 10 4-inch Titan statues and more goodies.
If the Kickstarter is successful you can expect to see Titan Arena land on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets next year. No word on a PSVR release just yet.