Resolution Games released a new update for its VR competitive shooter Blaston today, with the update landing for free for current owners. The new update will allow players to head to a social lounge where they can socialize with other players, as well as some story updates for those wanting to delve deeper into the competitive shooter’s lore.
Following the late 2020 release of their fiercely competitive online duels shooter Blaston, Resolution Games has today launched the VR game’s next major update, ‘Crackdown,’ that is loaded with new content and social features (trailer here). Also, for the first time, contenders can play a single-player campaign that delves into the backstory of a world where dangerous underground duels have become the backbone of cultural entertainment.
“Our players have been keen to learn more about the world of Blaston, and in crafting a new single player campaign, not only are we able to tell a compelling story, but we’re also able to help new players get more comfortable with the game’s super-cool, kinetic combat before going 1-on-1 against real competitors,” said Tom Hall, senior creative director at Resolution Games. “The Crackdown update brings a lot of enhancements for our hardcore veteran players, too, with new social features helping competitors to connect.”
As part of today’s update, contenders are introduced to two of the competing factions in the Blaston universe. Now players, who take on the role of a new NeoTexx contender, can not only wade through the Octopresence ModOps forces cracking down on illegal Blaston matches in The Warhouse arena, but they can also make their way to the new arena, Scrapper’s Market, and take on their boss, Argentia.
On the way to the new arena, contenders can stop into the game’s social hub, called Ozo Lounge. Here contenders can hangout, challenge each other to friendly duels, take pictures and upload them to Discord, and also explore new features that come with the update, including a jukebox in Disco 99 and an improved version of Blaston’s arcade-game-within-a-game, Super Alien Blast.
Another feature of the Crackdown update includes integration with the bHaptics TactSuit for the Oculus Quest platforms, the next generation full body haptic suit that lets users immerse themselves even deeper into the VR experience by physically feeling every hit.
“We’ve seen more than 4 million online matches of Blaston played to date, and we’re just getting started,” said Tommy Palm, founder and CEO of Resolution Games. “With new players discovering Blaston every day, we’re committed to building out our virtual world of underground combat for a long time to come. Crackdown is just one of several significant updates that are already on our roadmap — with a big focus on giving competitors everything they need to feel like a virtual champion.”
The Crackdown update is available now as a free download to all current Blaston owners on Oculus and SteamVR.
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