PvP Shooter Blaston Expands VR Support to Steam Today
Resolution Games released Blaston – a player vs player duelling shooter – for Oculus Quest back in October. At the time the studio did say it had plans to support more platforms, and today that time has come, adding PC VR support via Steam.
Now, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index players can go head-to-head with those on Oculus Quest. With each player on a raised platform, they have to grab various weapons which appear around them to kill their opponent. The difficulty being firing and dodging all the slow-motion projectiles.
“When we launched Blaston, we had high hopes that the community would come together with this game, but their skill, sportsmanship and dedication has greatly surpassed our wildest expectations,” said Mathieu Castelli, Resolution Games’ chief creative officer in a statement. “Players are spending hours in the game honing their skills – and endurance! -, learning new tricks to improve their strategy, finding their strengths and weaknesses, and really defining their play style as individuals.”
The announcement isn’t purely focused on additional devices support, with Resolution Games also rolling out its v1.5 update for Blaston. This includes a spectator mode where eight players to watch live friendly matches via a room code and the Ozo Lounge; open 24/7 for players to congregate.
“We are really looking forward to spectator mode in particular turning into a close-knit community where players can learn from the best by watching others who’ve worked so hard to master the skills needed to be among the top VR duelists in the highly competitive world of Blaston,” added Castelli.
VRFocus said in its review: “Blaston is another one of the great examples that can only be made in VR and a perfect fit for Oculus Quest. The fast and furious gameplay is instantaneous, grab a gun and shoot it, with the real enjoyment coming from dodging all over the place.”
As Resolution Games continues to improve its current crop of VR titles, the studio recently revealed work on another. This month saw the unveiling of Demeo, a turn-based role-playing game (RPG) due for release in 2021. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.