When we heard about this a few days ago, we figured it was one of those “too good to be true” bits of news – GRIP: Combat Racing getting VR support. After all, it’s launching on April 1st. Turns out it’s actually real though, and you can find more details on the Steam page.
We’ve also had a chance to try it out ourselves by linking an Oculus Quest headset to a PC and it’s as technically impressive as it is overwhelming – quite possible the best sci-fi VR racing experience since Wipeout received its PSVR update. The original GRIP (which we reviewed on PS4) is a title that just keeps growing on you as you learn the track layouts, and the VR element makes it possible to relive things from a new perspective. Definitely recommended if you have a good grasp of the mechanics and track layouts, but something you might want to wait with if you’re a first time GRIP player.
Check out the full press release (and trailer) below:
Award-winning independent video games publisher Wired Productions together with leading developer Caged Element Inc. are delighted to announce the surprise launch of GRIP: Combat Racing VR. Available today via Steam for Windows PC and free for all GRIP: Combat Racing owners, GRIP VR will allow players to enjoy the complete GRIP experience via their compatible virtual reality headset complete with the game’s signature mind blowing speeds and more barrel roll manoeuvres than a professional air show.
Watch the GRIP VR Announcement trailer:
Inspired by Rollcage, and in partnership with key development team members from the original Rollcage, GRIP: Combat Racing has continued to fuel the racing appetite of arcade gamers around the world. A return to the hardcore combat scene of the 90s, bristling with heavy weapons and packing ferocious speed, the game is an intense, sensory feast. With a dedicated community and player numbers continually growing, GRIP: Combat Racing has seen a huge amount of content and updates since launch, with constant optimisation, new tracks and new playing modes having already been introduced.
GRIP: Combat Racing with VR is available to purchase on Steam right now. *
*Barf Bag not Included.