Squad-based PS4 VR shooter Firewall Zero Hour will be launching August 28th, developer First Contact Entertainment has confirmed.
First Contact confirmed the release date via a post on the official PlayStation blog. In the post, First Contact’s “creative producer” Damoun Shabestari discusses the game’s release date and formats, as well as some of Firewall Zero Hour‘s gameplay features.
To commemorate confirmation of the game’s release date, First Contact also uploaded a new gameplay trailer to the official PlayStation YouTube account.
The trailer shows off the tactical team-centered gameplay in Firewall Zero Hour, as well as its visual aesthetic. In Firewall Zero Hour, players will “assume the role of a mercenary Contractor”, working with their team to “attack or defend…sensitive data housed in laptops”. Communication and teamwork will be “key to [the team’s] survival”, according to the aforementioned PlayStation blog post. If all of this sounds a bit daunting, don’t worry; Damoun Shabestari has also confirmed the game will feature “training modes, where [players] can train alone or with others against AI”.
Damoun Shabestari describes Firewall Zero Hour as a “4v4 team-based tactical PS VR shooter”, in which the objective is to “either acquire or protect a cache of sensitive data”. Players must “use teamwork, strategy and an arsenal of equipment” to achieve this goal. Each mission will “earn XP and in-game currency (Crypto)” for the player. Slightly oddly, once an item unlocks via XP, it’s not yours yet; XP unlocks weapons, attachments, and equipment for players, while Crypto can be used to purchase those items.
The PlayStation blog post also outlines some of the pre-order bonuses and physical formats in which the game will be available. If players pre-order the game, they’ll receive the “Zero Hour Pack”, which consists of a few exclusive goodies to enjoy. Full details of what’s inside the pack can be found on the blog post. A physical PS Aim bundle will also be available, which packages Firewall Zero Hour with a PS Aim motion controller. Players who pre-order this physical bundle will also receive the aforementioned Zero Hour Pack bonuses.
First Contact promises “tons more to share leading up to release”, so expect more news as and when we get it.
Are you looking forward to playing Firewall Zero Hour? Will this convince you to pick up a PS VR set, if you haven’t already? Let us know in the comments!