Veteran VR studio Fast Travel Games announced today that it is going ahead with the release Guardians Frontlinean upcoming strategic VR shooter from indie studio VirtualAge Games that feels a bit like the love child between glory and Starcraft.
Originally published as Guardians at Meta App Lab, Guardians Frontline aims to launch on Meta Quest 2 and SteamVR headsets sometime in early 2023. The newly named title is said to include “updated visuals and new content.”
Blends first-person shooter action with third-person tower defense, Guardians Frontline pits players against an onslaught of insectoid aliens in an attempt to mine a mysterious energy source.
With both single-player mode and four-player co-op campaign, conquering the battlefield in Guardians Frontline requires not only straight shooting to fend off enemies, but also a quick hand to tactically spawn buildings, mechs, starships, heavy weapons and more. There is also planned to be PvP deathmatch mode that supports up to eight players.
Outside of its customized battle cards, Guardians Frontline is also intended to include an in-game editing tool that you can share with the wider community for free. At least expect to see Blood Gluch.
Founded in Barcelona, Spain in 2017, VirtualAge is also known for the popular App Lab game Gladius VR, an ancient Rome-themed battle simulator. It is the first time the studio has teamed up with VR veterans Fast Travel Games, who are known for critically acclaimed VR titles such as Apex Construct, The curious tale of the stolen petsand Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife.
There’s no firm launch date yet beyond the stated ‘early 2023’ window, but it’s curiously in line with the expected release of PSVR 2. So far, the studio hasn’t said whether its Stellaris The VR title is targeting every platform beyond Quest 2, but it’s a safe bet to assume that the veteran VR studio is looking to capitalize on the fresh PSVR 2 user base.