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System Shock 2 VR Support Revealed For Enhanced Edition

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An all-time classic PC game is coming to VR; System Shock 2 VR support is coming in an Enhanced Edition.

First announced in 2019, System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition will include full support for at least one major VR headset. A video of the game directly from developer Nightdive Studios’ Twitter account (seen below) shows it being played with the Valve Index controllers. The player uses the controller to wield a wrench, breaking windows and fighting enemies with it.

System Shock 2 VR Support Confirmed

Our Notifications: “Is System Shock 2 EE still a thing?”
Us: pic.twitter.com/nYgX0xnVBa

— Nightdive Studios (@NightdiveStudio) January 10, 2021

This is the first we’ve heard of System Shock 2 VR support. Nightdive is also fully remaking the first System Shock following a successful Kickstarter campaign, though there’s no word yet on VR support for that.

Originally released in 1999 and developed by Irrational Games, System Shock 2 is one of the most celebrated PC games of all time. The first-person role-playing game saw players fight a genetic infestation on board a starship. It was praised for its approach to storytelling and open gameplay systems that let players approach the game in their own ways. It was designed by Ken Levine who went on with the team at Irrational to make BioShock and BioShock Infinite.

Nightdive didn’t provide an update on when the Enhanced Edition of the game might launch, but did suggest news might be coming soon. We also don’t know exactly what platforms the game will be releasing on, though SteamVR seems like a lock. Could there also be a release on the Oculus Store and, dare we say it, an Oculus Quest edition? Hopefully we’ll find out in the coming weeks. Had we known about this we would have added it to our list of most anticipated VR games for 2021.

Are you looking forward to System Shock 2 VR support? Let us know in the comments below!

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MLB The Show heads to Game Pass, and Mario has passed away | GB Decides 190

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On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, reviews editor Mike Minotti shares some deeply troubling information about the nature of the game Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

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Solaris: Offworld Combat Gets PSVR Physical Launch In June, Planned Digital Release In May

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Solaris: Offworld Combat is coming to PSVR this June with a physical release from Perp Games. According to a First Contact Entertainment representative, the digital version is planned to release a month earlier in May.

Perp Games on Twitter: “We’re not finished just yet. Solaris Offworld Combat is the next game to be getting a physical box release. Coming in June to global markets! Will you be buying it? https://t.co/5sphrqsh10” / Twitter

Solaris: Offworld Combat on PSVR

Originally, Solaris was coming to PSVR late last year around the same time as the Quest and PC VR version of the game but got delayed. Now, it’s slated for release in just a couple of months.

The latest VR shooter from First Contact Entertainment (creators of Firewall Zero Hour) is a sci-fi competitive VR shooter that feels a bit like Quake in VR due to its speed and intense arena levels. It’s a very breezy, fast-paced game that’s accessible and easy to quickly jump in and out of. The closest comparison is probably Hyper Dash.

Soalris is a notable release because other than Firewall Zero Hour, there really haven’t been many options for shooter fans on PSVR. Alvo is coming soon too, but the headset is on its last legs at this point.

The PS Aim Controller continues to be one of the best things about the PSVR platform, so I’m all for seeing more games support it, but it’s a shame games like this didn’t hit PSVR earlier in its life cycle. Hopefully PSVR 2 on PS5 is backwards compatible and it can give late-life cycle games like this one new life when it releases.

Solaris is coming to PSVR very soon with a planned digital release in May and physical release from Perp Games in June. For more on this game make sure and read our Solaris: Offworld Combat review and stay tuned for all the latest in VR.

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Black Box VR Developers Share Thoughts on the History and Future of VR Fitness

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The VR fitness genre is still relatively new, all things considered. Even though the space is still somewhat niche, it’s absolutely growing at a fast pace as seen by the number of games and players that continue to spring up. How did we get to this point though, you might ask?

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US Army Signs Contract For Wide-FoV HoloLens Headsets From Microsoft

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Microsoft won a large US Army contract to supply advanced AR headsets for frontline soldiers, based on the HoloLens platform.

The US Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) program aims to equip infantry with AR helmets for situational awareness and convenient display of sensor outputs.

The contract is worth up to $21.88 billion over 5-10 years. While the order has been widely reported as 120,000 units, a US Army statement to Breaking Defence suggests that is the maximum, not a fixed quantity.

Early evaluation units based on HoloLens 2

In 2018 Microsoft won the $480 million evaluation contract for just over 2500 units, based on HoloLens 2 with some modifications and an extra sensor.

The current, ruggedized, upgraded IVAS

The evaluation found the hardware not rugged enough for military use, and identified problems with the sensors at night. Since then the hardware has been significantly upgraded. It’s more ruggedized and houses many more sensors.

The field of view has been significantly increased from roughly 40°x30° to 80°x40°. That’s significantly wider than any other see-through AR headset on the market.

Reported use cases for the headset include:

  • overlaying icons on friendly units, objectives, threats, and points of interest
  • built-in night vision & thermal view modes
  • live picture-in-picture feeds from drones, including the Soldier Borne Sensors (SBS) personal drone
  • simulated weapons & enemies for training exercises
  • scanning nearby people for high temperature (COVID-19)
  • facial recognition for hostage rescue situations

The Army is also testing integrations with vehicles, such as soldiers being able to see-through the walls of the armored vehicle carrying them. That means on dismounting they’ll be situationally aware.

Some Microsoft employees have protested providing technology for the military, but that’s unlikely to have any effect given the enormous potential value of the contract.

IVAS is still in the late testing & evaluation stage, and the scale of deployment will depend on future budgets. But if things go to plan, frontline soldiers could be equipped with these game-changing AR capabilities by the end of the decade.

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