It’s a hundred years in a post-apocalyptic future and a second ice age has arrived. You’re a mercenary, hired by a Russian colony to protect the facilities from bandits, criminals and other… creatures. That’s the basic premise behind Arktika.1, a brand new VR title developed by 4A Games with the help of Oculus Studios. This first-person shooter is an Oculus exclusive, and importantly, it’s also a Touch exclusive, which means it’s designed from the ground up to utilize the VR firm’s motion hand controllers.
In my demo, I was thrown into enemy combat fairly quickly, in what appears to be a storage facility. Thankfully, the bandits didn’t appear to be terribly bright, and I could crouch behind barricades and walls without being detected. To move throughout the space, you simply aim your gaze at a pre-determined area — they’re highlighted in blue or yellow — and press the A button. You’ll be teleported there instantly. Blue spots have high cover but terrible shooting angles while yellow areas have low cover but you get to blast bandits with greater accuracy. After you clear the room of bandits, you get to move to the next stage by teleporting to the elevator and going on to the next floor.