First announced at E3 2018, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is a standalone VR game set in the Wolfenstein universe produced by MachineGames and developed by Arkane Studios. As per the franchise's official Twitter account and a FAQ on Bethesda's official website, it will release on the same day as Wolfenstein: Youngblood, July 26, 2019. It will be available exclusively on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality, with no current plans to bring the release to other platforms. Priced at $19.99, Cyberpilot seems like a short and tight VR experience with plenty of destruction and mayhem.
Just as Wolfenstein: Youngblood, it is also set in Paris, 1980. You'll play as "the best hacker in town." Your mission is to aid the French resistance movement against the Nazis by taking control of their powerful war machinery and using it against them. More specifically, you will pilot a Panzerhund, the tank or armored dog robot that you have faced previously in Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Old Blood, and The New Colossus. With the Panzerhund you can ram 'em down, gun 'em down and flamethrow your way through the City of Love, leaving a trail of butchered Nazis behind you.
The E3 2018 trailer was pretty much straightforward. The hacker sits behind a computer and finds himself piloting the Panzerhund, then wreaking havoc through Paris with a lot of fire and fury.
Quick TakeIt's interesting to see Arkane Studios developing a VR game for a different franchise than one of their own, though I'd much prefer something more in way of an immersive sim than a shooter (or is it a flamer?). I'd still try this out, it does look like a fun way to stomp through Paris.
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