Farpoint announced for PlayStation VR

An unnerving VR space adventure set on a hostile alien planet.

Farpoint

Sony Interactive Entertainment and San Francisco-based independent developer Impulse Gear announced Farpoint, a virtual reality first-person shooter set in a dangerous alien world, for PlayStation VR during the Sony E3 2016 press conference.

Farpoint is an “unnerving VR space adventure set on a hostile alien planet.” On a mission to pick up scientists studying an anomaly near Jupiter, a rupture from the anomaly transports the player and scientists to an unknown alien world.

The game uses a new PlayStation VR Aim Controller, which promises to offer “the most realistic and precise way” to control the game. It features direct one-to-one tracking, meaning you aim in Farpoint just as you would in real life. How you hold and where you point the controller is directly matched in the game, allowing you “to do things in Farpoint that just are not possible in a standard FPS game” and “provides an unbelievable sense of presence in the virtual world.”

Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

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