Gunjack puts Samsung Gear VR gamers in charge of a turret

by: Edgar CervantesAugust 3, 2015


Surely, Samsung Gear VR owners are not putting their $200 investment to waste. There is more than enough fun to be had with this VR headset, but today’s new addition to the list of upcoming games will have you blasting through space. CCP Games has announced a new title called Gunjack, a VR arcade shooter that puts you in charge of a gun turret.

The user will be flying around the nullsec region of Outer Ring, trying to protect the rig from any attackers. As expected, you will be fully immersed in the experience, thanks to the Samsung Gear VR and all it has to offer. The turret reacts to your head movements, so getting the hang of controls will probably take some getting used to, but oh so worth it.

“Our goal was nothing less than creating the best game yet for the Gear VR headset. Our team has focused on delivering the most action-packed, graphically-stunning game possible on this new virtual reality platform.” -Jean-Charles Gaudechon, studio manager at CCP Shanghai

By the way, CCP Games is no rookie. The developer has created games like EVE Online, EVE: Valkyrie and DUST 514. Gunjack happens to be a side addition to the EVE series, based on the same universe and featuring a similar background.

Want in on this game? Sadly, you will have to wait a bit before the title is released to the public. Gunjack is launching alongside the Samsung Gear VR platform, once the headset loses its “Innovator Edition” moniker and goes full steam ahead. This should happen this Fall, so you don’t have much longer to wait.

How many of you will be blasting enemies through space? I really can’t wait.