‘Battlewake’ is a New Pirate Ship Battler from the Makers of ‘Creed’ & ‘Raw Data’ – Road to VR
Survios, the studio behind Raw Data (2017) and Creed: Rise to Glory (2018), today announced a new VR game that will put you at the helm of a pirate ship as you battle massive monsters, and of course your fellow seadogs.
Dubbed Battlewake, the game gives you a choice between a few armed, upgradeable warships, which you captain as one of four heroes.
The ships themselves include 13 different mounted weapons such as cannons, ballistae, axe-throwers and ultimate attacks, making for a variable frenzy of explosions as you maneuver your ship to get the best shot on your enemy—or just ram straight into them if you want. Maybe not the Kraken though. That’s best left up to your heavy ranged attacks.
Battlewake allows a single player aboard each ship, and can be played in PvE, PvP or in two-player co-op mode (one person per ship) against the magical beasties of the high seas.
The campaign is said to feature 20 chapters, and upon completion of each mission you’re given in-game gold to spend on leveling up your player skill and outfitting your ship.
Survios has been a stalwart in creating new and unique locomotion styles, building for Battlewake what they call their ‘Immersive Vehicle System’, which uses adaptive physics and peripheral effects subsystems so you’re not sloshing about haphazardly even when the tides swell.
And they do swell; water is reactive to things like shockwaves, giant whirlpools created from ultimates, tidalwaves and maelstroms.
In addition to the release for at-home VR headsets, Battlewake will also be available across multiple VR arcades, something Survious says will outfit a combat party of up to 10 players.
The studio still isn’t talking specific platforms yet, however when I tried it at GDC 2019, the demo was shown on an Oculus Rift. The game is also headed into closed beta soon, and you’ll notice on the form that the following devices are listed: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PSVR, Oculus Quest and ‘other’.
Sign-ups for the closed beta begin today, so head on over to Battlewake.com to punch in your email address, region, and preferred system.
We have a hands-on coming, so check back soon for more about Battlewake.