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'Vertigo' Is An Intriguing New Story-Driven VR Shooter That You Can Try Now

'Vertigo' Is An Intriguing New Story-Driven VR Shooter That You Can Try Now

UPDATE: According to Pocket Gamer, Vertigo is coming to both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on September 30th.

Original story: Vertigo is a new shooter for the HTC Vive. There are plenty of those already, so why does this one get an article? Because, quite frankly, it looks great.

Developers Zach Tsiakalis-Brown, George Eracleous and Errol Bucy, best known as Zulubo Productions, recently posted a new free demo for this upcoming game over on Steam. In it, you’re whisked away from your home and find yourself in a sprawling underground network of facilities for a Quantum Reactor, a massive energy-generating device that uses black holes for power. They run deep under the earth and there are eight in total. In Vertigo, you’ll explore one of them, belonging to the fictional Planck International.

This particular reactor has been abandoned and is guarded by a series of drones and turrets that will shoot on sight. According to the game’s official description, you’ll dip in and out of parallel universes and uncover secrets as you try to make your way to the planet’s surface. It all sounds pretty promising and the new release trailer is impressive too. You use the Vive’s position-tracked controllers for different things like aiming weapons and lighting dark passages.

Even though it’s much more action-focused, it gives us a bit of a Portal vibe, which is no bad thing. If you want to find out more about the project then its official website has renders of models and a taster of its soundtrack.

You might have been following Vertigo for a while; it hit Steam Greenlight back in April and was approved pretty quickly. It looks like the game has come a long way since then.

We’re not sure when Vertigo is releasing just yet but, considering the above trailer is dubbed ‘release’ and it’s description says it’s nearly here, we’re guessing it won’t be too much longer. It’s also not clear if ports to the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR are possible right now, though we hope it’s on the cards.

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