VR tank action and first-person shooter "Winter Fury: Longest Road" will roll out Dec. 18 on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality.
Players get to climb into a World War II-era experimental M-4 Sherman tank and take the fight to the Axis. The new first-person Tank Commander mode allows players to experience tank combat from the inside of the M-4 cockpit, fending off both enemy armor and infantry while peeking out of the hatch to monitor threats coming from all sides.
Players have devastating cannon shells and .50 caliber machineguns at their fingertips, but they can also exit the tank entirely for ground battles as a first-person shooter with historical armaments, including Tommy guns, BARs, American Bazookas and ever-reliable grenades. Players can line up precise pot-shots with the sniper rifle for long-distance engagements, while whittling the opposition down one-by-one as they desperately try to hold back the Allies’ advance.
Players can also assume the gunner position and take aim at enemies coming from all directions as the tank automatically moves from checkpoint to checkpoint. Available at launch, a new periscope option allows users to step back into the tank to shell out destruction while the tank escorts players between objectives.
Formidable foes with rehauled AI are capable of flanking and taking cover across the countryside and through war-torn cityscapes. The M-4’s arsenal is capable of devasting the environment, but players have to watch out for giant Tiger Tanks, attack planes and even coastal destroyer ships and triumph over each mounting threat the German forces deploy.
“Winter Fury: Longest Road’s Tank Commander Mode changes the game entirely,” said Scott March, founder of SpiderMonk Entertainment. “Immersing yourself in the boots of tank operators and seeing through their eyes is both humbling and intense.”
“Winter Fury: Longest Road” from former Activision and THQ developers at SpiderMonk Entertainment and publisher 10th Reality, is available now on Steam Early Access for $19.99 and launches on VR headsets Dec. 18.
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