Compete against racers from all over the world for a chance to win real world money.
Earlier this year, VR developer XOCUS launched a free demo of its lightning-fast VR racing game Z-race on the Oculus (Meta) Quest headset. To celebrate the release, the company hosted a prize pool tournament where players could make real money by running at the fastest times. Over the weekend, XOCUS launched the second part of its App Lab Cup, which offers more cash prizes and a whole new track to compete on.
From now until December 20, Oculus Quest players can compete against each other for a chance to win a series of cash prizes. Players will compete on the brand new “Deep Dive” racetrack, which has a new layout to master and challenges to overcome.
Unlike the first tournament, players can only compete for a place on the rankings a certain number of times. That said, you are able to practice an unlimited number of times. According to XOCUS, this is to ensure that each participant gets a fair shot at the prize money. Speaking of prize money …
- 1st place: $ 300
- 2nd place: 200 USD
- 3rd place: $ 150
- 4.-10. space: $ 50 each
Z-race is unique in that pilots control their ships from a third-person perspective using a single VR controller. Racers compete asynchronously against each other, and the fastest times appear on a global rankings so everyone can see them. In our early access review of the original PC VR release, we called Z-race “an engaging racer who puts that core into gameplay.”
Going forward, the company looks set to attract official sponsors in hopes of expanding Z-race universe as well as future VR tournaments.
“Our goal is to make this tournament one of the first events to support a competitive eSports experience in VR,” the company said in an official release. “In the future, we’re looking to attract sponsors who will support the prize fund and give players an even bigger reward for winning. We also plan to expand the Z-Race universe and add new experiences along the way. The future of Z-Race depends on the success of 2nd stage of the tournament. “
Z-race is available now as a free demo on Oculus (Meta) Quest headset and in Early Access on SteamVR headset for $ 14.99.
Feature Image Credit: XOCUS