Dutch independent developers Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive announced their VR shooter Arizona Sunshine will add a trackpad locomotion option in a free update available January 24, 2017.
Trackpad or joystick locomotion allows players to move through the game world without physically walking in their play space or using a teleport mechanic. This can add increased immersion and realism for players. “We are grateful for all of the suggestions game players have made for additional modes and features they would like to see in the game. We have been listening and are pleased to announce the addition of trackpad locomotion. This free update will be published January 24, 2017. The teleport mechanic will still be available in the game, meaning that players will now have an option on how they want to experience the game,” says Vertigo Games’ Managing Director, Richard Stitselaar.
Arizona Sunshine – recently released on December 6, 2016 – has earned sales of more than $1.4m in its first month of release. The game has garnered an impressive 87% user approval rating on Steam and a 4-star (out of 5 stars) user review score on Oculus Home. It was also awarded UploadVR’s VR Game of the Year for 2016.
“We are incredibly pleased with the reception the game has received from press and players,” says Stitselaar. “It’s a huge validation to see the game receiving such high user ratings. It was amazing to see Arizona Sunshine at the top of the charts in its first week, and from what we can tell, it may be the fastest selling non-bundled PC VR title to date.To get a head’s up on new content coming to Arizona Sunshine, sign up for the newsletter at www.arizona-sunshine.com.
Arizona Sunshine is now available on Oculus Touch and HTC Vive.