To whet your appetite in the final days before the launch of Sony’s new and highly anticipated PlayStation VR headset to the world, in a few days time on October 13th 2016.
Mark Green from Guerrilla Cambridge has published a new teaser trailer to the official PlayStation blog as well as revealing a little more about what you can expect from the Rigs Mechanized gameas well as providing a look at the development process behind creating it.
When the PlayStation VR headset launches later this week there will be over 70 virtual reality games and immersive experiences for PlayStation gamers to enjoy, one of which will be Rigs Mechanized. Check out the latest video from the Rigs Mechanized developer diary series below.
At Guerrilla, we are gamers first, and when creating games we always look for something that we would like to play ourselves. When we started development on Rigs Mechanized Combat League, it was always our intention to create an experience that harkened back to the old school arena based shooters. Those days when you would learn the arena by heart, and when a well-timed jump or a split second dodge gained you the advantage over your opponents. We wanted to create that adrenaline pumping fast paced shooter, and put you in the middle of the action.
We looked at motorsports and even mixed martial arts for inspiration. This created the perfect blend for Rigs — it has the fast paced action of motorsports while maintaining the close-quarters combat of MMA.
When designing the actual Rigs that the player will be controlling, we looked at how we could combine motorsport with MMA. It was really important that we distinguished the rigs as high-end sporting vehicles rather than lumbering war machines. This evolution started out with smaller Rigs that looked more like motorsport but on legs, but as we started to conceptualize it a bit more you can see our starting point and ending with the Mirage class.
Source: PS Blog