The VR gaming community is abuzz as First Contact Entertainment drops a bombshell, revealing intricate details about its upcoming title, “Firewall Ultra”. This next-gen VR game promises an electrifying experience, particularly with its all-new Player-versus-Environment (PvE) co-op mode named “Exfil”. Here’s a closer look at what gamers can anticipate come August 24th.
Introducing the Exfil Mode
The Exfil mode stands out, offering either solo or team-based gameplay of up to four players. The game’s objective is deceptively simple: players must hack into three separate laptops dispersed throughout a map, and then, the real challenge begins – exfiltrating from the map with the acquired intel. But, as players will soon realize, the AI opposition is no walk in the park. They’re formidable, intelligent, and equipped with a range of tools, from grenades and C4 charges to the ability to breach rooms.
Moreover, variety remains at the forefront. Players won’t find the gameplay monotonous, thanks to dynamically spawning laptop locations and enemy patrol routes. This ensures each mission feels fresh, presenting new challenges and strategic nuances.
Immersive Gameplay Experience
In the initial stages of a mission, the AI won’t be aware of your presence. They’ll be engrossed in their patrol routines. But once the action begins, with hacking or firefights, the dynamics shift dramatically. The AI doesn’t just pose a threat; they react intelligently to your moves. Engagements are intense, requiring players to be strategic about their movement, especially when reinforcement AI equipped with a vast arsenal begins to converge on your position.
The climax of the mission lies in the evacuation. Upon securing intel from all laptops, players need to reach the Exfil zone and defend their position from a relentless onslaught of AI enemies until their evacuation wraps up.
What Else Is in Store?
Beyond its riveting PvE gameplay, “Firewall Ultra” caters to the PvP aficionados, offering intense 4v4 matchups. And if the game’s diversity weren’t enough, First Contact Entertainment plans to continually update the title. Players can expect new content, including maps, weapons, and more, maintaining the game’s freshness over time.
Reflecting on the franchise’s history, “Firewall Ultra” is set half a decade into the future from its predecessor, “Firewall Zero Hour”. Just as the game world has evolved over these five years, players can anticipate the game itself to undergo various updates and changes as time progresses.
Price and Availability
“Firewall Ultra” is set to release exclusively for PlayStation VR2 on August 24, 2023. Gamers can choose between the Standard Edition, priced at $39.99 (USD), or the Digital Deluxe Edition, priced at $59.99 (USD). For those eager to be first in line, pre-orders are currently open.