Blasters of The Universe is a bullet hell virtual reality shooter that launched six months ago on PC, with support for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headset. Console users now have the chance to play the game on PlayStation VR, at the suggested retail price of $14.99. That’s not all, as the publisher is celebrating this release with launch week discounts. All North American users get a valid 10% discount through March 6th. North American and European PlayStation Plus users get 15% off the retail price.
Blasters of The Universe pits players in a vibrant neon world filled with hordes of enemies controlled by Grand Master Alwyn, the “nerd-turned-evil-god”. The game uses two PlayStation Move controllers. One hand is used to deflect projectiles while the other dispatches foes left and right. Blasters of The Universe features a complex weapon customization system that allows for over 130,000 weapons and weapon variations.
Technical Director and Project Lead at Secret Location, Josh Manricks, spoke on behalf of the game and his beliefs surrounding modern VR hardware. “We’re huge fans of bullet hell and wanted to make a game that encapsulates its infamous mayhem and difficulty through modern VR. VR adds layers of challenge by making players use quick full-body reactions to survive the relentless barrage of enemies. It’s also a great way to hash out lingering resentment over bullies from the past – if anyone needs to be put in his place, it’s Grand Master Alwyn“.
More about developer Secret Location:
Founded in 2009 and acquired by Entertainment One (eOne) in 2016, Secret Location combines cutting-edge technology with traditional storytelling to create digitally accelerated experiences for the web, mobile, tablet, and emerging platforms such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and the platforms to discover it. Secret Location created the first original serialized VR narrative and is the first company in the world to win a Primetime Emmy Award for a VR project. Secret Location also in-house developed Vusr, a cloud-based content management system that offers solutions to a number of challenges in VR distribution such as monetization and managing location-based experiences.
More about publisher Archiact:
Archiact is a premium virtual and augmented reality studio headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with an additional office located in Shanghai, China. Archiact specializes in virtual reality game development, publishing, and custom business solutions. Founded in 2013, Archiact is now one of the world’s largest dedicated immersive reality studios.