ROM: Extraction developer First Contact Entertainment announced Firewall: Zero Hour, a multiplayer first-person shooter coming exclusively to PlayStation VR in 2018, at the PlayStation Experience 2017 opening celebration.
Here is an overview of the game, via the PlayStation Blog:
Firewall: Zero Hour is a team-based, tactical multiplayer FPS coming exclusively to PlayStation VR in 2018.
Information is power and in the right or wrong hands, can change the course of the world simply with the push of a button. A well-timed release of sensitive data can bring the most powerful swiftly to their knees and crumble empires in an instant.
In Firewall: Zero Hour, two teams of mercenaries are hired by anonymous contract handlers to either protect or obtain highly sensitive information on a laptop in dangerous and exotic locations around the globe. Each team’s anonymous contract handler acts as their “eye in the sky” and guides each match by providing objectives and critical mission information along the way. Their only concern is the data and they are willing to pay you handsomely for it.
- As Attackers, your team’s objectives are: Bypass the Firewall access points, Locate the Laptop and Initiate the Hack.
- As Defenders, your team’s objectives are: Secure the Firewall access points, Protect the Laptop and Prevent the Hack.
Each team accomplishes these objectives through highly-coordinated teamwork with an arsenal of modern weapons and offensive/defensive equipment to help their team and hinder the other. Players are rewarded in-game with cryptocurrency and experience points upon the successful completion of contracts/matches and can use those currencies to upgrade contractors, weapons, equipment, load-outs and cosmetic customization.
When you pick up a PS VR Aim Controller or DualShock 4 to play Firewall: Zero Hour, we want you to immediately notice a heavy emphasis on organized, tactical firefights, team communication, and realistic pacing. That’s not to say that combat won’t be intense and visceral; whether you’re exchanging fire across a hallway or peeking over cover to shoot at a distant hostile, the goal is satisfying, thrilling gunplay. We also want you to feel the tension of defending your position, strategically laying down traps and identifying key vantage points with your teammates. The drama of hacking into a shortcut to your objective or a dark passage illuminated solely by your flashlight is heightened by super-realistic environments and dynamic shadows that bring moments like these to life in truly unique ways.
Of course, the most exciting aspect of Firewall: Zero Hour is that all of this takes place in VR, allowing you alone, or with your friends through PlayStation Plus (required for multiplayer), to be transported and immersed into the action in a way that’s never been possible before until now, through the magic and presence of VR.
Watch the first gameplay below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.