Battlezone VR beta test sign-ups for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift go live

Battlezone VR, the virtual reality version of the classic Atari sci-fi action game, launched for the PlayStation VR platform back in October 2016. Now the game is coming soon for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift PC-based VR headsets. The game’s developer Rebellion is currently taking sign ups to beta test the game on those devices, and the test itself will begin on April 19.

The sign-up page says that the reason the developers are holding such a test is to make sure Battlezone VR is optimized for the many different kinds of PC configurations that will run the game. The beta is also supposed to test out the game’s online co-op features. Naturally, you will have to own either a Vive or Rift headset, along with a PC with the right hardware specs, to take part in the closed beta test. It is scheduled to end on April 25. There’s no word yet on a official launch date for the final version of the game.

So far, Rebellion has not indicated if the Vive or Rift versions of Battlezone VR will include any additional content beyond what’s in the PlayStation VR version. We gave the game a 6 out of 10 in our full review, with our main issue being that it offered very repetitive gameplay for a pretty high $60 price tag. Hopefully the Vive and Rift versions will offer some improvements in that area, along with a lower cost.

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