Ubisoft’s ‘Space Junkies’ Beta Announced for Late June, Signups Open

Ubisoft has announced the closed beta dates for its upcoming zero-G multiplayer VR shooter, Space Junkies, which will be available from June 28th to July 2nd with signups open to all.

First revealed at E3 2017, Space Junkies is Ubisoft’s latest multiplayer VR title following Eagle Flight (2016), Werewolves Within (2016), and Star Trek: Bridge Crew (2017). It’s the company’s first, first person VR shooter, and has so far impressed us with its fast paced zero-G action.

Today during E3 2018, Ubisoft revealed an open beta trailer for the game showing off brief glimpses of new gameplay, and announcing the game’s open beta date of June 28th to July 2nd. Interested players can sign up for the closed beta at the Space Junkies website.

Ubisoft says players can expect the following in the closed beta:

THE DIRTY BOWL
If you thought space was hostile before… just wait until you play in the Dirty Bowl! Death comes fast and hard from all directions as you speed & fight through Orbital Arenas (“Orenas”) designed specifically to kill and built to thrill!

ADRENALINE-PACKED MULTIPLAYER
You are now part of the elite Tribes of gun-slinging Spacers who battle it out in treacherous 2v2 and 1v1 battles.

GET TO KNOW YOUR BODY
Full VR embodiment allows you to use your hands and body to manipulate intuitively your environment and weapons, while full use of motion controllers brings you right into the gun-slinging action!

FULL VR NAVIGATION IN SPACE
Dodge, weave and fly through hostile space environments and 360° orbital battlefields!
Situational awareness gets vertical as opponents come at you fast, hard, up, down, sideways and backwards!

WEAPON VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF… DEATH?
Insane weapons, from Sunblasters to Bioguns, let you use different angles and both of your hands to combine your weapons of choice when stalking and taking down your opponents.

HELLO, DARLING, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
Full-spatialized audio will have you fully immersed in this explosive environment.

OUT OF THIS WORLD!
The weird and wonderful physics of micro-gravity are your Virtual Playground! From chain reactions and dynamic lighting to breakable environments, your battleground will morph based on your input!

Check out our latest hands-on with Space Junkies from GDC 2018.

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