Marvel Entertainment has unveiled a new game, which is being built for the Oculus Rift + Touch VR headset and hand controls. The users can play as different Marvel characters, like the Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy and the Incredible Hulk from Avengers.
Marvel Powers United VR: What is it about?
The user can team up in the game and use hand gestures to use their superpowers against enemies in a 3D virtual world. The title of the game shows the increasing momentum for the emerging medium of virtual reality, which is anticipated to be a $25 billion market by 2021. In 2018, the game will debut as an Oculus exclusive. The demo showed three players working together in various parts of a level with limited movement.
In the game, the incredible Hulk of the avengers can do things like catch projectiles, throw his fists into the distance, and hurl the projectiles back. We can see Caption Marvel and Rocket Raccoon in the video as well. The D23 Expo of Disney is covering all aspects of its entertainment empire and recently, the studio disclosed that the VR is coming to the Marvel universe. Oculus and Sanzaru Games will be making the Marvel Powers United VR and will allow the players to be characters like Captain Marvel, The Hulk, or Rocket Raccoon.
During the “Level Up” gaming panel, the said announcement was made. The announcement about the new game included updates about upcoming Spider-Man game of Insomniac Games and Star Wars: Battlefront II.
The marvel game is coming to Virtual Reality
The game will probably be exclusive to the Touch controllers and Oculus Rift headset. The major selling point of the game is going to be co-op experience. Several players can team up together, where each player can take on the role of a different Marvel character to play together in Joint missions. The company ‘Disney’ is also planning to announce additional characters for the game from next week at San Diego Comic-Con. In addition to this, Powers United VR is targeted for a release next year.
The multiplayer aspect of the game, aside from the attraction of Marvel characters, has enough potential to assist the game in standing out. In its report, The Verge notes, “Much like Star Trek Bridge Crew, another VR game built around the idea of multiple players collaborating towards a common goal, it sounds like a perfect title for location-based VR installations. Whether in standalone VR arcades, or a potential set-up in a movie theater or other location, multiplayer VR games should help encourage adoption by incentivizing players to bring in friends that otherwise haven’t tried the platform, growing the base of people used to playing and paying for VR.”