It looks like a Space Junkies PSVR version could indeed happen.
As spotted by Ostrog the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website recently listed Ubisoft’s upcoming zero-gravity shooter. That hopefully means that the long-awaited PC VR version is nearly here. But, more importantly, the listing says the game is coming to PC and PS4. Unless it’s some kind of a mistake, that makes it obvious the game is PSVR-bound. We’ve reached out to Ubisoft to confirm the news.
Space Junkies was first announced back in 2017. It’s a multiplayer shooter similar to Echo Combat. You float through space, bouncing off of walls and ceilings, trying to gun your opponent down. Unlike Echo Combat, though, Space Junkies has an Unreal Tournament vibe that we’re big fans of. Developer Ubisoft Montpellier spent much of last year polishing the gamer with closed-beta testing. Then, in late 2018 the developer confirmed that the game would now be launching later this year.
“This new release timeframe will ensure we deliver on our promise of being the best VR FPS set in micro gravity, and we hope you can hang in there a bit longer!” the developer wrote at the time.
If the game is indeed coming to PSVR we’ll be interested to see how the port shapes up. This is a game that makes full use of 360-degree tracking and requires players to have quick reactions. Hopefully Ubisoft can translate all of that to the headset’s more limited tracking and controllers.
Hopefully we won’t have too much longer to wait until we’re finally playing the full version of Space Junkies. When we last played it we said it was shaping up to be one of VR’s best competitive shooters.