A new virtual reality experience called Sparc allows you to indulge in a kind of virtual dodgeball. Futuristic and playable with several people, this application has the ambition to take virtual sport to a new turn!
The unprecedented virtual reality experience Sparc is the result of the work of the Icelandic studio CCP Games, to which we owe the magnificent space simulation entitled EVE: Valkyrie dedicated to the Playstation VR headset. The Nordic studio recently announced the planned release for this year of its new virtual sports application which will be available on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and once again, PlayStation VR headsets.
“After our first experiments in standing virtual reality, we were convinced that we could create a new sport for the current generation of equipment. We designed Sparc so that players can unleash their talent while improving through physical practice,” explains Morgan Godat of CCP Games.
Still in development, Sparc is a multiplayer experience, a real competition taking place in a futuristic universe. Located between the game of pong, dodge ball and tennis, the sport offered to users does not exist in reality. Players compete online one on one using controllers, the goal being to launch projectiles in the direction of the opponent while protecting themselves from the latter’s attacks by avoiding or blocking them.
“Ultimately, we want players to see Sparc as a virtual playground right in their living room where they can meet up with their friends and compete against players from around the world. »
The user-friendliness therefore seems to be there since it is possible to fight your own friends online, as well as complete strangers, while a feature allows you to attend clashes as a spectator. Many different game modes are available, guaranteeing an outstanding experience.
Perhaps we will one day see this sport appear in reality? After all, haven’t fictional sports found followers in reality like Quidditch (popularized by the Harry Potter saga)? Obviously, it’s not about stealing to score in the opposing camp, but the fans have adapted the game and recovered its rules. Thus, Quidditch has had its own World Cup for a few years and participants run with a broom between their legs and try to score points in the three circles of the opposing camp.
Finally, you should know that the Sparc experience is the realization of a project by the CCP Games studio already mentioned last year with its Arena project. In the meantime, here is the Sparc trailer:
Sources: UPLoad VR – ETR