Reload Studios has released a new trailer for virtual reality FPS World War Toons ahead of PlayStation Experience in San Francisco tomorrow, dubbed “World WarToona.”
The trailer sees both armies take to the stage and sing their own rendition of Figaro’s “Aria” as they describe how they plan on defeating each other.
Over at the PlayStation Blog, Reload Studios community manager Will Lewis discussed the game’s design and a new character:
Designing for VR presents its own challenges as well. We realized early on that the traditional FPS controls that utilized both thumb sticks would not work since that’s a surefire recipe for simulation sickness. We’ve tried countless control schemes and have a new one that only uses the left thumb stick in a four-directional movement. This way the controls still feel comfortable for first-person shooter enthusiasts, and most importantly, lets players use strafing movement that’s so important to FPS controls without making you feel sick. It’s true, no fooling.
We’ve stuck to our FPS roots, but aim to find new ways to play old game modes. Our new level, Dread Zepplin, pits enemies against each other in a classic King of the Hill battle, but the catch is that it’s taking place on a massive airborne battleship. Players have to control the point long enough for the cannon to destroy their enemy’s ships. The first team to destroy all 3 enemy ships wins.
Finally, we’re thrilled to unveil our latest character: the Sniper. Armed with an M1 Garand, the Sniper takes aim and obliterates any enemy in his way. The Sniper also comes with an interesting ability designed for VR — when he looks through the scope, he sees his opponents’ heads as cartoonishly hugr! Without risking sim sickness in VR from rapid zooming, this allows him keep his focus on the game around him and make those ever-important headshots.
If you’re at PlayStation Experience this weekend, you can try out the new Dread Zepplin level and Sniper character.
World War Toons is planned for launch on PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift. A non-virtual reality version of the game is also planned.
Watch the trialer below.