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Oculus Rift users have been able to partake in an open beta for the upcoming VR shooter From Other Suns from Gunfire Games. Oculus Studios is funding the project and it's a procedural space sim that's currently in open beta right at this very moment. So gamers looking for a space sim can check it out.
Gamespot is reporting that gamers can currently play the VR shooter From Other Suns right now through the weekend up through October 1st, 2017. The game is a first-person action adventure space simulator. If it seems like there's a lot of descriptors in there, that's because the game is aiming to be an all-encompassing adventure for Oculus Rift owners.
From Other Suns is a procedurally generated game, which means that every time you play you're dealing with a completely different game world. The procedural generation dynamically creates a world for players to explore and this doesn't just extend to the game map, but also to the types of enemies you'll encounter, the weapons you'll use and the level design.
Gunfire Games also decided to extend the playability by including a two-player cooperative mode. So you and a friend can hop into From Other Suns together and explore the Milky Way like you've never been able to explore it before.
There's a game trailer that also highlights what you can expect from the gameplay experience, which you can check out below. It's only 54 seconds long, but it gives a really thorough look at the kind of gameplay that you'll experience in the upcoming title, courtesy of UploadVR.
The trailer reveals that there's some really cool elements at play. From Other Suns allows you to dual-wield a wide range of procedurally generated weapons, which might make fans of Borderlands thoroughly happy. You can also mix and match the different kinds of weapons in your arsenal, including combining a pistol and a rifle or a laser cannon and a shield so that you can block incoming fire from enemies while lobbing return fire at them.
Additionally, you'll be able to engage in space-oriented dogfighting with other ships, making it somewhat similar to what many gamers have been expecting from Star Citizen.
This looks like the kind of space adventure game that many gamers have been clamoring for. It's a little bit like Star Trek Bridge Crew, with the context-sensitive computer terminals that players can utilize through the ships, while also having cover-based shooting that's oftentimes found in most popular first-person shooters such as Rainbow Six and Call of Duty.
You can currently get in on the action of From Other Suns right now by joining up with the open beta during this weekend. You can expect the full version of the game to go live this fall for the Oculus Rift VR headsets.