Since the arrival of HDTV, gone are the days of light gun games such as Time Crisis, Point Blank and Virtua Cop. It’s a shame that a genre which was one of the first to introduce peripherals such as plastic guns that interacted with our tv sets fell into the void, but it looks like VR might begin the revival of a once popular genre.
Introducing Lethal VR, a game created by the developers of Burnout. Yes, it’s a bit of a departure from smashing up cars at high speeds, but a development team can change things up if they wish! Their previous work includes a golf title that released this summer called ‘Dangerous Golf‘. Ring any bells?
“Lethal VR gives players the chance to test their shooting and throwing skills in a virtual training environment. You’ll step into the shoes of an FBI Recruit and — if you’re good enough — recreate scenes from a few classic movies.
In order to complete your training, you’ll have to master a variety of different weapons and techniques. You’ll be tested with both handguns and knives, submachine guns and throwing stars. We’ll track how fast your Quickdraw is, but also your speed, accuracy and consistency. Special scores are awarded for both Bullseyes and Headshots. Your scores will be tracked and your performance will be rated in over 30 different challenges spread across 5 simulations. Do you have what it takes to earn a “Lethal” rating in every challenge?”
You’ll be able to test you skills with the following weapons:
- A gold plated gun inspired by the weapon in “The Man With The Golden Gun”
- A very big knife inspired by the knife in “Crocodile Dundee”
- A Magnum revolver inspired by the weapon in “Magnum Force”
- Throwing Stars inspired by those seen in “Kill Bill”
- A razor tipped Bowler Hat inspired by the one thrown in “Goldfinger”
- An automatic machine pistol inspired by the one seen in “Robocop”
Lethal VR doesn’t have a release date as of yet, but it will be released for PlayStation VR, published by the UK’s Team17.