Military simulation software specialist Naviworks has announced the upcoming arrival of its latest project, a first-person shooter (FPS) with optional virtual reality (VR) support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive called Battle X: Birth of the Alliance.
The single-player campaign features a story from BioShock, Tomb Raider, Far Cry 2, and Gears of War writer Susan O’Connor, involving corporate espionage as an elite team of special forces soldiers head out on a mission to stop a rogue biotech scientist from enslaving the planet with a dangerous pathogen.
Featuring the voice of Casper Van Dien, best known as the lead of Starship Troopers, Battle X: Birth of the Alliance will utilise Naviworks’ extensive expertise to create a realistic military action experience with authentic weapons, gear, and vehicles as well as dynamic systems such as utilising full body movement when taking cover.
“Battle X: Birth of the Alliance is a groundbreaking first-person shooter that employs Naviworks’ nearly two decades of experience developing military simulation software,” said Steve Won, CEO, Naviworks in a statement. “We look forward to treating PC players and VR enthusiasts to an authentic military simulation when Battle X releases on Steam Early Access this April.”
In addition to the single-player campaign, Battle X: Birth of the Alliance will include a co-op mode where players can squad up and fight against a mutant army, a training mode for testing combat skills with an arsenal of real-world weaponry, and a competitive PvP multiplayer. There will be various eight-on-eight multiplayer game types on offer, drawing from real-world military situations, including “Explosive War,” a tactical objective-based competition where teams clash as one group lays explosives while the other races to disarm them before they detonate.
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