We’re extremely excited to be able to finally share an extended gameplay reveal for our upcoming action adventure title, Fracked. Grab your PlayStation Move controllers and watch the trailer below:
In this reveal, we wanted to showcase what Fracked does best – seamless, fast-paced action adventure gameplay, which will be experienced on-foot, and whilst skiing and climbing. Fracked equips you with an interactive arsenal, as well as special weapons, providing you with the tools to step into the shoes of an action hero.
Allow me to personally walk you through some of the game’s finer details, as shown throughout the course of the trailer!
Freedom of Movement
Fracked is not an on-rails experience. You’ll be able to freely move (with 1:1 accuracy) throughout the level, whether that be on-foot, whilst climbing, on a zipline, or whilst hurtling down a mountain on your skis. The fluid action also provides you with cover shooter mechanics, giving you the freedom to intuitively grab environmental objects and use them to your advantage. On-foot movement is both instinctive and fast-paced. Aim your PlayStation Move controller in the direction you want to travel in (there’s absolutely no teleportation here).
Interactive and Special Weapons
Yes, there’s a shotgun! This punch-packing firearm is just one of the special weapons that will help you take on the hive of interdimensional enemies infesting the mountainous fracking community. You’ll also have noticed the SMG, which requires you to grab a new magazine and cock the weapon to fire (just like our pistol). This immersive mechanic not only helps you feel the action, but it also adds a new dimension to gunplay. You’ll have to think on your feet and make every bullet count as you duck behind cover tactically.
Become a Hero
With Fracked, we wanted to provide the ultimate power fantasy of embodying a movie action hero. Whilst a lot of this is directly driven by the gameplay and interactions you undertake; we took the bold decision to provide you with a voiced protagonist, providing a role-playing experience where you can become the hero by stepping into the role. Not only that, but as the ex-Special Forces hero in Fracked, you won’t be going it alone — you’ve got backup! Rosalez will be your perfect foil, an eco-warrior with a colourful personality and witty charm. She’s a companion you can count on when the bullets start flying.
The Sky is the Limit
With a lot of video game experiences (even in VR), you’re stuck on a flat plane of existence… they’re often stationary with little lateral movement in the 3D space. With Fracked, we wanted to offer something more, a game that shows off the verticality of the virtual environment. The levels and world have been designed with this in mind, throwing you into the midst of imposing mountains, steep ski slopes, bottomless mine shafts, and the imposing corrugated steel behemoths of industry. Whilst on foot, you’ll be running, climbing, and ziplining through each level, all in a single seamless, action-focused experience. We want to push VR to new heights…pardon the pun.
We’re all Fracked
The section you’ve seen is a very small part of the overall game. Everything you’ll see throughout the course of your Fracked mission can be visited, with your experience set on (and below) a singular mountain in the Alaskan wilds. In this extended gameplay trailer, we’ve given you just a taste of what’s to come, including a quick glimpse at the Blaster, a hulking brute you wouldn’t want to meet down a dark alley.
We can’t wait to show you more of Fracked and for you to finally get your hands on this PS VR exclusive this summer! Please do let us know in the comments what you’re most looking forward to.
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