Scraper: First Strike will be making its way to PlayStation VR on July 2. You’ll play as the character Casey Maxwell, a pilot in a resistance force fighting against an advanced AI. This AI controlled a city that provided humans with everything they needed, but it determined that humans were a threat to all life, and went rogue.
Scraper: First Strike was previously launched last November for Windows, and was playable on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. The game is a first-person shooter, with the player having the perspective of Casey as he pilots a Modified Hover Pod (MHP), which is a small mech similar to a Scopedog from Armored Trooper VOTOMS or D.Va’s mech in Overwatch.
Labrodex Studios says that this game takes inspiration from both Elite Dangerous and Star Wars Galaxies for its gameplay and progression. Your MHP can be customized and upgraded to control different aspects of its speed, shields, health, weapons, and special abilities. As you play the game, you’ll be able to find schematics from the enemy, which will then be available for use. However, they do have a cost, so you’ll have to salvage parts from the enemy as well to build new equipment.
Labrodex also said another focus was to allow good controls and not break immersion mid-battle. Rather than going into a menu, you can switch weapons quickly via a weapon wheel. “The best part is it slows down time. This allows player the mental bandwidth to consult information from their dashboard such as enemy resistance charts, ability cooldowns, and ammunition while not being removed from the moment,” they said in the announcement. To control the game, there’s support for the PlayStation VR Aim Controllers, but also the regular Dualshock and the 3D Rudder Motion controller from 3DRudder.