Xreal Games Officially Announces Steam VR Shooter A-Tech Cybernetic
Independent virtual reality development studio Xreal Games officially announced their first VR FPS game, A-Tech Cybernetic today. Although the game has been out as an Early Access title since March, the developers decided to silently gather feedback from a dedicated early adopter fanbase before presenting their game to the worldwide gaming community. Good thing they did, as that is how a game that originally started out as a VR wave shooter also got a separate story mode this fall.
Built exclusively for VR, A-Tech Cybernetic is a first-person sci-fi shooter where you freely explore a futuristic company complex fighting off a mutant invasion, handle weapons with real-life movements and use superhuman powers to survive. The game quite uniquely features both a Story Mode and a Swarm Mode for players to dive into.
“We wanted to see first if we were indeed on the right track with our game. As the VR gaming scene is quite new, there are no working patterns that has stood the test of time and it is also changing rapidly: just a year ago exploring a highly detailed, interactive environment was basically enough for many players as VR was still a new thing. Today it’s different, VR is getting closer to the classic PC games market considering players’ demands. That is why we wanted to explore their needs and find out what they expect from a good VR game. That’s how our story mode got into the game,” said Dániel Harsányi, CEO at Xreal Games.
Currently there are four Swarm maps and one Story Chapter available in the Early Access version, with Chapter 2 expected to be released very soon. A Free Demo is also available on Steam.
A-Tech Cybernetic’s ‘Just Stay Alive’ Swarm Trailer shows what players can expect from the Swarm Mode in its current state: