At the Arizona Sunshine 2 Gameplay Showcase, Vertigo Games revealed exciting updates and new footage for the highly anticipated sequel to their VR action-FPS blockbuster. Ahead of the game’s release on December 7th for PS VR2, Meta Quest, and PC VR, fans were able to get an in-depth look at the new campaign’s gameplay, including new details about the game’s cross-platform co-op modes, post-game plans publication and much more.
“Arizona Sunshine 2” will feature full cross-platform multiplayer functionality, a two-player co-op campaign mode, an endless horde mode for up to four players, and more. The co-op play in “Arizona Sunshine 2” builds on the foundations of the original game, but adds a wealth of VR interactions and mechanics that make “Arizona Sunshine 2” promote freestyle co-op play more than ever before.
Post-launch plans were also announced, including three additional maps for Horde mode to be released during the first year. Further details will be announced at a later date.
Additionally, a Quest 3 upgrade for “Arizona Sunshine 2” on Meta Quest was announced. From day one, Quest 3 players will enjoy improved resolution, while the Quest 3 upgrade, set to release later in December, will introduce real-time shadows on dynamic objects.
Single Player Campaign Showcase
During the showcase, “Arizona Sunshine 2” game director Peter Deurloo presented a completely new playthrough of the single-player campaign with never-before-seen footage and introduced new gameplay details. This includes new references to the brand new standalone story by Rob Yescombe (“The Invisible Hours”, “Farpoint”), Buddy, the new dog friend, and next-gen combat mechanics such as manual reloading, melee combat and crafting.
Developers’ first-hand co-op adventures
Next up in the gameplay showcase, a number of VR creators introduce Arizona Sunshine 2’s campaign co-op mode in groups of two: with more info about their experiences with the game’s campaign co-op mode – along with the new best friend Buddy. Various developers have shared their latest impressions of the 2-player campaign co-op mode in long videos on their channels.
Special interview with main speaker Sky Soleil
The gameplay showcase featured a special guest: “Arizona Sunshine 2” lead actress Sky Soleil. In a conversation with the development team, Sky talks about his experience of slipping back into the role of the funny protagonist of “Arizona Sunshine 2.” Add to that a freestyle voiceover session captured on camera, and it becomes clear why Sky’s incredible voice is a crucial part of the Arizona Sunshine 2 story.