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Firewall Ultraa sequel to the virtual reality hit Firewall: Zero Hour, just got a new reveal trailer. No release date has been confirmed yet. Players will need a PS Plus membership, PlayStation 5 and PS VR2 to play. You can watch the full trailer, which includes a brief glimpse of some gameplay, on PlayStation’s official YouTube channel here:
Tactical shooters can be difficult enough for developers to pull off without the technical limitations of VR gameplay, as the genre relies heavily on movement and aiming. Both of these mechanics often struggle in VR, and even with some traditional console games, the reticle can feel too stiff or the movement too choppy.
And still, Firewall: Zero Hour quickly became a fan favorite, successfully translating the most beloved features from its clear influences such as Rainbow 6. So it’s a welcome surprise to see it Firewall continues to push the technical limits of PlayStation’s VR systems.
While there are mostly cinematic moments in the new trailer for Firewall Ultra, the graphics from the actual gameplay look very rewarding. And all the features teased at the end sound very promising, provided the game can achieve them correctly.
The trailer also teases new contractors and locations, though that should be expected from any genre or platform. Otherwise, it might as well be considered DLC, regardless of the technical improvements. Tactical games require such changes to keep players interested. After all, mastering new lines of sight is both fun and an equalizer for new players.
The teaser concludes with a splash page with features such as finger touch detection and foveated rendering, which means it will use an eye tracker to adjust peripherals. These could be quite impressive and certainly suggest so Firewall Ultra could be the same trailblazer as its predecessor was.
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