Futuristic virtual reality (VR) flight simulator Bad Day to Fly got its public alpha demo at the Virtual Reality World Congress today and the developer, Beloudest have confirmed that the title will be coming to both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Bad Day To Fly is set on a planet called Poseidon, which has been suddenly invaded by hostile forces. The player takes on the role of a hotshot pilot who must engage in dogfight combat as well as stealthy intelligence raids to save the planet. The current version is single-player, but there are plans for multi-player to be implemented in future.
The player will control a vehicle called a ‘quadcopter’, which has 3D controls and movement much like a modern-day drone. The developers say that inspiration for the title comes from classic retro gaming titles such as Desert Strike and novels and films such as War of the World andIndependence Day.
The title is being developed for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Beloudest say that they hope to be able to showcase the capabilities of VR while also telling a full story as the player engages in missions to defend the planet against the enemy. The developers are hoping that Bad Day to Flywill appeal to a broad audience, including not only flight simulator fans, but also sci-fi fans, players of first-person shooters and drone enthusiasts.
The developers are aiming for the Beta version of the title to be available sometime between Q2 and Q3 of 2017. Further information is available on the official Bad Day To Fly website.