CCP’s VR sports game Sparc launches August 29

First announced back in February, CCP’s multiplayer VR sports sim Sparc was all set for a summer launch as of E3, and now the date is firming up: The Icelandic studio known best for MMO EVE Online has picked August 29th for the game’s debut on PSVR. Expect it to run $29.99.

Sparc is a virtual sport, or ‘vSport’ – a unique full-body experience only possible in virtual reality, where the player’s VR equipment is their sports gear. In Sparc, players connect online to compete in fast-paced and physical one-on-one gameplay. Players use their two PlayStation®Move motion controllers to throw projectiles across the court at their opponent, while dodging, blocking or deflecting any incoming shots.”

MOP’s Brendan Drain got a hands-on with the game at this past spring’s EVE Fanfest. “CCP has hit the nail on the head with the feel of Sparc,” he wrote in April. “Sparc legitimately has the potential to become the Wii Sports of VR, a collection of competitive activities transmitted via the internet and experienced in VR but played in real space with real athletic competition. I’ve often complained that VR has no killer app, no must-have game that absolutely needs VR to work, but I think Sparc might be it.”

Source: Press release
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Melissa McDonald

PSVR has more compelling titles.

-THE PERSISTENCE
-ARIZONA SUNSHINE
-SKYRIM (announced in June)
-MOSS
-FARPOINT
-PSYCHONAUTS

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styopa

Is it just me, or is the ‘early iteration’ of every tech basically PONG?

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squidgod2000

Sounds neat, but not “I’m gonna go buy a VR headset, two controllers and this game” neat.

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Sally Bowls

Did you catch the PSVR? I.e. I think you need a specific VR headset and its accompanying console for this. So this would necessitate some of us to also buy that console. OTOH, the PSVR bundle is under $400 and for a PC World where 1080 ti graphics cards are $700 each, that is not earth shattering

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Arktouros

As a VR Owner: No thanks.

Personally I feel that Racket: Nx title is already far more interesting than this one.

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