Ubisoft’s 2018 VR shooter game Space Junkies will have you using a zero-g jet pack

Along with Transference, Ubisoft used its E3 2017 press event today to reveal yet another upcoming VR game it is working on. This one is called Space Junkies, and it’s due for release in 2018 for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

The premise of the game is pretty simple. While wearing the VR headset, you fly around in the game’s outer space setting with your handy jet pack, and shoot at your opponents in 1v1 and 2v2 multiplayer matches. According to Venture Beat, players will be able to see their arms and legs while in VR, which should make it more of an immersive experience.

Space Junkies is being created by a team at Ubisoft’s Montpellier studio in France. The team is using a new VR content creation engine called Brigitte VR to help them create the game. Aside from that, there’s little else that’s known at this time about Space Junkies, but we should have more information coming in the weeks and months ahead.

As we’ve mentioned previously, Ubisoft is one of the few major publishers that has fully embraced VR for current and upcoming titles, including the recently released Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Hopefully, we will soon see if their pioneering efforts will be rewarded or if the market still has to catch up with Ubisoft’s vision.

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