At this point if you’ve had a VR headset for any length of time then I’d be willing to bet that you’ve played tennis, table tennis, ping pong, or something very similar on your fancy piece of futuristic hardware. There is something oddly satisfying and mesmerizing about whacking a virtual ball with a virtual racket you control by swinging your actual hand. It’s a big reason why the Nintendo Wii and Wii Sports were so popular for years.
Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR then is what you get when you take the underlying premise of playing table tennis in VR, but add on a futuristic flare, robotic avatars, and tons of style. It’s the more intense answer to Vive Studios’ Virtual Sports (formerly known as VR Sports). You can see actual gameplay right here:
Originally the developers, 10Ants Hill (formerly Cmoar Studio,) had planned on releasing Racket Fury in April onto Steam Early Access but that didn’t work out. Instead, the game is currently slated to drop on July 20th this month. However, you can sign up for the Closed Beta on the website right now as well.