The videogame industry likes to make up terms that soon become entire genres, but we’re pretty sure we’ve never heard of a vehicular card battling multiplayer VR game. Well, Ratloop Games’ Vroom Kaboom is just that.
This frankly insane-looking new game is coming to PC and PS4 next week with optional support for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR (PSVR) headsets on their respective platforms. In the game, you build out a deck of cards that represent different types of vehicles, which you’ll then take into battle. When you deploy a vehicle, it will rush forward onto the battlefield and attempt to kamikaze itself into the enemy player’s defense towers, while their own cars and trucks will do the same against you.
Sound mad enough for you? Well the launch trailer below certainly looks it.
There are three playable factions to choose from, each with their own unique cards to collect. Over 70 different vehicles feature, including helicopters and motorbikes. Vroom Kaboom also features full multiplayer support for up to 3 vs 3 battles, though single player missions are included also. The VR support, meanwhile, is fully featured with its own control scheme based on motion controls that allows you to select and place cars that now appear like toys.
The game’s set to launch on August 14th as a free-to-play experience. Ratloop hasn’t said if and how microtransactions will factor into the game, though we’d imagine they’d revolve around card-collecting. A premium version of the game is also coming for $19.99, though we don’t know what’s included in it just yet.