Gravity Defying FPS Telefrag VR Begins Open Beta
Currently Anshar Studios – the team behind Detached – is working on a new multiplayer title called Telefrag VR. Based around PvP battles, the studio has now begun an open beta for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift players which runs for the next couple of weeks.
Telefrag VR aims to offer a unique first-person shooter (FPS) experience to zero-g titles like Echo Combat or Space Junkies. While your feet still stay rooted to the floor, the environment offers a far more gravity-defying challenge. Its special feature is in its teleport mechanic, allowing players to jump from platform to platform, no matter how or where they’re placed. But teleporting isn’t just about switching locations, it also happens to be your most dangerous weapon. When timed right you can teleport into an opponent, usually instantly killing them.
There are also several weapons at your disposal, being able to choose from three loadouts prior to each match starting. These include Rocket Launchers, Flak Cannons, and futuristic Plasma Rifles, each offering their own unique strategic advantages.
Telefrag VR design is based around a futuristic Roman Empire which never collapsed: “Instead, it consolidated its power around the globe and continued to expand into outer space. The conquering of new civilizations and races and the development of new technologies ushered in a new era of gladiator battles,” states the synopsis.
VRFocus first came across the title last year, saying: “If you’ve played Detached then you’ll know the quality level that Anshar Studios is capable of producing and even at this early stage Telefrag looks to be coming along nicely.” The beta will now be the first time the public get to test the project.
The global beta tournament has already begun and runs through until 10th April 2019. To take part simple head to Steam and download the free beta. For doing so players will also receive an exclusive skin for their character. All the studio asks is for feedback via its game forum or Discord channel.
Telefrag VR is a cross-platform multiplayer that will support HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR when it officially launches later this year. For any further updates, keep reading VRFocus.