Resolution Games Launches Blaston, Brings Intense PvP Shooter Action to Virtual Reality

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You’ve been challenged to a duel! Following its earlier success with VR games such as Angry Birds VR: Isle of PigsBait!, and the recently released Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale, Resolution Games has today launched the 12th title in the company’s portfolio, Blaston. A futuristic multiplayer game of PvP combat, Blaston is now available for Oculus Quest for $9.99 USD and will be coming to Steam with support for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets as well as VR arcades in the coming months. Blaston calls for a combination of skill, strategy and speed, and equips players with an incredible arsenal of futuristic, high-tech weapons to rise through the ranks and become a champion in this game of cyberpunk dueling action. Unlike other competitive multiplayer VR experiences, Blaston blends slow motion shooting with a high rate of firepower and close-range combat to create a bullet-hell experience that’s personal, tactical, and unlike anything players have experienced previously in VR. 
 
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of several major senior leadership additions to the Resolution Games team, with heavy hitters such as Tom Hall (best known for WolfensteinDOOM, and Rise of the Triad) and Mike Booth (creator of Left 4 DeadCounter-Strike: Condition Zero and Nox) joining the studio as it shapes the next generation of VR games. 
 
“PvP fighting games have been with us forever. With Blaston, it’s great to bring a new variant to this genre that includes so many elements of our childhood favorites for next-gen gaming,” said Mathieu Castelli, Resolution Games’ chief creative officer. “In virtual reality games like Blaston, you are in there living the experience. And if tailored just right for close combat, there’s a very personal presence; the sort of feeling you can only experience when you stare your opponent in the eye. Touches like this make Blaston’s duels really intense — and all that much more fun!”
 
In Blaston, opponents go head-to-head from the confines of a gladiator-like jousting platform. A variety of re-spawning futuristic high-tech weapons will help fuel these one-on-one battles as players continuously dodge, duck and weave to evade incoming attacks, all while looking for the perfect opening to land the ultimate kill shot on their opponent. But it doesn’t stop there.  
 
“There are so many things we are looking forward to doing with Blaston that will keep the gameplay feeling fresh, challenging, and competitive,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. “We have a substantial product roadmap for Blaston that includes new content, additional arenas, new features, and even new gameplay mechanics. Today’s launch is just the beginning. The players are such an integral part of our ongoing creation process here at Resolution Games. We look forward to hearing their thoughts as we make major updates and add to Blaston on an ongoing basis.”
 
Post-launch features will follow quickly, and at regular intervals, after launch. For more information and to purchase the game, visit https://www.resolutiongames.com/blaston
 
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