Crisis VRigade 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but the latest teaser trailer shared on Twitter by Sumalab co-founder Diego Martin. Check it out right here:
Maybe it’s not #HalfLifeAlyx (wow! btw…), but its VR, has guns, rifles, explosions and lots of action. Difficult times for developing here, but we hope to deliver soon enough to entertain your isolation…#psvr #ps4 #indiedev #oculus #htc #gamedev #shooter pic.twitter.com/0O5el6F7o6
— Diego Martín (@diempuntoes) April 2, 2020
The original Crisis VRigade is a popular cover-based VR shooter that has you suiting up as a police officer tasked with stopping crime around the city. Recently, it just got a co-op mode as well and is one of the most popular games on SideQuest for Oculus Quest — although it’s on every other major VR platform too.
We don’t know a lot about Crisis VRigade 2, but taking even a cursory glance at the footage and screenshots compares to the original shows a dramatic difference. The entire art style has been transformed from a low-poly bright and colorful design, a la Job Simulator, to something much darker, gritty, and realistic. At first glance, I thought it was footage for new content in Blood & Truth or something along those lines. Kudos to the team at Sumalab, it looks very impressive.
From what we’ve seen this will still be a cover-based shooter more than likely, so the gameplay will likely expand and evolve from that, rather than dramatically shifting tones like the art style did.
According to the Steam page:
Crisis VRigade 2 is a virtual reality action filled first person shooter that lets players take on the role of a SWAT trooper. Duty calls again! Crisis VRigade 2 take up the baton of the first chapter and take it to the next level: more action, more shootouts, more weapons, more difficulty, more blood, more everything!
Judging by the hashtags in Martin’s tweet above, this one will likely come to the same platforms once again, including Steam, Oculus, and PSVR. There is no date but the tweet does say “soon enough to entertain your isolation” implying it will release during the international lockdown periods in effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is a Steam page with more details as well. It’ll be in Early Access initially “for up to 6 months” before a full launch.