Military simulation software specialist Naviworks has announced the upcoming arrival of its latest project, a first-person shooter (FPS) with optional virtual reality (VR) support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive called Battle X: Birth of the Alliance.
The single-player campaign features a story from BioShock, Tomb Raider, Far Cry 2, and Gears of War writer Susan O’Connor, involving corporate espionage as an elite team of special forces soldiers head out on a mission to stop a rogue biotech scientist from enslaving the planet with a dangerous pathogen.
Featuring the voice of Casper Van Dien, best known as the lead of Starship Troopers, Battle X: Birth of the Alliance will utilise Naviworks’ extensive expertise to create a realistic military action experience with authentic weapons, gear, and vehicles as well as dynamic systems such as utilising full body movement when taking cover.
“Battle X: Birth of the Alliance is a groundbreaking first-person shooter that employs Naviworks’ nearly two decades of experience developing military simulation software,” said Steve Won, CEO, Naviworks in a statement. “We look forward to treating PC players and VR enthusiasts to an authentic military simulation when Battle X releases on Steam Early Access this April.”
In addition to the single-player campaign, Battle X: Birth of the Alliance will include a co-op mode where players can squad up and fight against a mutant army, a training mode for testing combat skills with an arsenal of real-world weaponry, and a competitive PvP multiplayer. There will be various eight-on-eight multiplayer game types on offer, drawing from real-world military situations, including “Explosive War,” a tactical objective-based competition where teams clash as one group lays explosives while the other races to disarm them before they detonate.
Battle X: Birth of the Alliance will debut via Steam Early Access on 30th April, 2018 for PC users as well as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive owners. Naviworks then plans on fully launching Battle X: Birth of the Alliance later this year. For the latest updates from Naviworks, keep reading VRFocus.
Source: Military Shooter Battle X: Birth of the Alliance to hit Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in April