Developer Fierce Kaiju brought their first-person shooter title Viral EX to Oculus Rift with Touch late last year, after it has been originally launched for the Samsung Gear VR. The improved and remastered version of Viral EX is now moving on to Steam so HTC Vive owners can also enjoy whatViral EX has to offer.
Taking story and aesthetic elements from classic film TRON, Viral EX puts the player in the role of a heroic anti-virus program called Ragnarok, working for a sentient A.I. called E.V.E. and trying to fight against viral forces trying to damage the system. Players can dual-wield a shield and blaster combination or double up on guns to shoot through 50+ stages of viral enemies.
The remastered version of Viral EX uses the expanded features of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive along with the increased power available to a PC-based virtual reality (VR) system. As such, the PC version of Viral Ex features reworked and enhanced graphics and gameplay.
“We always wanted to get our games onto Steam” says Paul Colls, Creative director of Fierce Kaiju. “We’re excited that more VR gamers will have access to a game we’re tremendously proud of, on top of this we feel that the Steam community makes for a great fit for a game like Viral EX, it also happens to work particularly well with the Vive technology. Expect to see more from us on the platform.”
Viral EX will launch on Steam for HTC Vive on 10th July, 2017.