Is seems that there is no lack of World War II based games available for traditional gaming platforms, but the genre is lacking in the newest space which many believe matters most: virtual reality. The technology seems to be perfect for games like this, as war style titles are filled with quick, head turning action and require quick reaction times. Brilliant Game Studios is looking to take advantage of this opportunity by creating The Last Sniper: VR, which takes all of these features and more to create a realistic World War II experience for everyone to enjoy — exclusively for the HTC Vive.
In The Last Sniper VR, players will have the opportunity to jump out of airplanes, defend Omaha beach, and even act as a rouge German sniper. The experience gives you an incredible variety of positions to enjoy and play through, emulating the chaos and fast moving action of the second World War. If you thought Call of Duty was intense, this takes war games to a whole new level.
The system requirements needed to play the title is actually pretty modest, requiring some pretty dated hardware save the GPU. The requirements are as follows:
- OS: Windows 7 or later.
- Processor: Intel Core i5 4590 or AMD FX 8350 or greater.
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better.
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 2500 MB available space
- Sound Card: NA
A lot of this hardware is actually extremely obtainable, and shouldn’t be an issue for most gamers looking to try out the experience. An AMD RX 480 or NVIDIA GTX 1060 should also run the game quite well, in case you picked up a card targeted at virtual reality experiences.
The title was developed by one programmer named Robert Weaver, who is looking to take advantage of the virtual reality craze to make a lasting impression in the industry. Weaver has years of experience in both game development and sound design, so while he is the only one working on the project, it is likely that his passion and skill set should synergize amazingly to create an awesome title.
Are you interested in the experience? You can download it directly from Steam here. Be sure to let us know what you think!