The Online FPS Multiplayer VR Game Onward Is Now Available On Oculus Rift
Onward, the highly coveted online FPS multiplayer VR game is now available on Oculus Rift for users to enjoy. The game was first released on August, 30, 2016 and has garnered hundreds of positive reviews on Steam for HTC Vive users. Now it’ll be open for the Rift community to enjoy.
Onward is one of the first VR games that brought together a virtual world where players can cooperate and fight together in a 5 on 5 multiplayer setting.
There are various compelling maps in Onward that allows teams to strategize to defeat opponents. Teams are paired in groups of five where you must eliminate the opposing side. The VR game will allow you to customize weapons so that you have a better grasp of your arsenal. Players will use coordination, communication, and marksmanship skill to complete objectives in online infantry combat.
Something unique about Onward is that it features no HUDs and no crosshairs making the game seem more realistic. So you must practice your aim in the game to get familiar with accuracy in the virtual space. People will also have access to shields to defend themselves from oncoming shots. AR rifles feature scopes that you can use to zoom in and take down your enemies from long distances. The game is also locomotion based rather than teleportation which makes it seem more realistic.
“I grew up playing tactical military shooters and loved the strategy, teamwork, and skill needed to win,” says Onward Developer and Downpour Interactive Founder Dante Buckley. The high risk/high reward goals in games like Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Counter-Strike, SOCOM, and Insurgency make these experiences a lot more meaningful and unique—you can see a lot of their influences in Onward.
Even as a kid, VR was how I always envisioned playing games—I wanted to be inside the game,” Buckley recalls. “Working in this medium today is really a dream come true, and it made perfect sense. The immersion, experiences, and storytelling that can be had in VR will change the future of entertainment, and I want to be a part of that.”
You can download the game today on the Oculus store for $19.99. Onward requires the Touch controllers to play.