CCP launches Sparc, a virtual reality sports game for real competition

June 22, 2017, 9:01 p.m. By: Vishakha Jha


CCP, the developer of EVE Online, has been a part of the current VR culture and is ready to take things to the another level by a new type of VR game called Sparc, which was discussed recently at Game Developers Conference.

Sparc is a virtual reality experience that enables you to connect and compete in a vSport, a virtual reality physical sport. It is inspired by real-world sports such as tennis, racquetball and fencing to create a new kind of competitive experience.

Basically, in this game there are two players, standing at opposite ends of an arena with no goals or end zones and to score a point, you must hit your opponent with a ball and for that, you can use other hand full techniques provided. You can also throw projectiles at your opponent and dodge incoming attacks by moving around in VR.

It claims to provide a fast and fun experience by enabling the user to throw, dodge, block and deflect in full body VR gameplay. It provides you with various game modes and multiplayer matches. You can also customise the avatar and it responds to your body movements in real time. The game is also expected to use voice communication for getting people together with player-to-player interaction.

Sparc may seem like a simple proposition but it claims to have the full range of motion that VR allows to great effect. It is said to offer a great precision that the motion controllers could allow. It is expected to release later this year for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.

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