Oculus Quest already has some great multiplayer shooters which are native to the headset like Population: One, Contractors, Onward and Solaris Offworld Combat. Next month that competition will increase with the arrival of team-based 5vs5 FPS Hyper Dash to the Oculus Store.
Developed by Triangle Factory, Hyper Dash has been available through Sidequest since April 2020, receiving plenty of positive feedback from the community. Now the title has appeared on the Coming Soon section of the Oculus Store with a release window indicating next month.
This is a pure arena shooter where teams compete across a range of gameplay modes including Payload, Domination, Control Point and Deathmatch. They can further alter the parameters of each match with Mutators to mix things up.
There are an array of options to ensure all players are catered for, from left-hand support and rebind-able controls to voice chat so teams can communicate and an offline bot-mode if other players aren’t available or you just want to practice.
The Oculus Store launch will support cross-buy between Oculus Quest and Rift, although the Oculus Rift listing isn’t dated so may arrive at a later point. Hyper Dash is also scheduled for a Steam launch in Q1 2021 supporting Rift, Valve Index, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality. It could well be the case that a multiplatform lunch will take place to ensure adequate player numbers.
With Facebook’s recent earnings call confirming that it had seen “strong Quest 2 holiday sales” and that over “60 Oculus developers are generating revenue in the millions,” getting a multiplayer videogame like Hyper Dash onto the store will be significant for the developer. Oculus Quest’s new distribution method to help studios get on the platform is expected soon, actual details on this new method have yet to be clarified.
As Triangle Factory release further information regarding Hyper Dash, VRFocus will let you know.
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