TORONTO – November 2, 2022 – Smilegate Entertainment, a global leading game developer/publisher and creators of the blockbuster billion-dollar franchise CROSSFIRE, today announced the upcoming release of a brand-new VR game called CROSSFIRE: Sierra Squad. The first-person shooter incorporates innovative features offered by the upcoming PS VR2 on the PlayStation®5 console and is planned to launch in 2023.
A no-nonsense, battle-focused arcade shooter, CROSSFIRE: Sierra Squad will have players fighting a seemingly endless enemy force with high AI intelligence.
In CROSSFIRE: Sierra Squad, players will assume the role as leader of an elite fireteam in the middle of a war over a top-secret biochemical weapon that has recently been discovered. Who is responsible for this weapon and for what reason? Players will soon find out as they face fierce resistance from all sides battling a variety of crafty enemies while relentlessly searching for the truth.
CROSSFIRE: Sierra Squad is being developed to immediately immerse players in the action, with no delay or steep learning curve. Players will experience all the high-quality characters, maps, and movement that CROSSFIRE fans have become accustomed to, now in VR. Fierce paramilitary action between rival factions Black List and Global Risk in a variety of indoor and outdoor battle scenes with over 60 campaign missions will keep mercenaries riveted.
39 types of weapons including pistols, rifles, throwable – and throwback-able – grenades and sniper rifles with revolutionary scope mechanics provide plenty of options to dispatch 17 types of enemies. Players will also engage with heavy artillery like helicopters and LAV’s in full 360° VR space.
Dominating the battlefield won’t be easy, so if going solo proves too challenging, players can recruit up to 3 other friends and jump into large-scale co-op play!
PS VR2 IN-GAME FEATURES:
- High-Resolution Graphics – 4K HDR @ 90/120Hz
- Headset Rumble
- Haptic Feedback & Adaptive Triggers
- Eye Tracking
- Multiplayer Co-op Shooter Supporting up to 4 Players
“I’m so proud of the amazing work that the whole team is doing to bring the CROSSFIRE IP into the world of virtual reality,” said SH Kim, Team Leader and Project Manager. “Our vision is strong and we are laser-focused in bringing a really fun game experience to all players who put on their headsets and drop into our world.”
For updates on CROSSFIRE: Sierra Squad, gamers can now follow the journey at @playCFSS on Twitter and @playCROSSFIRESierraSquad on Facebook.
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Smilegate is a global game development and publishing company headquartered in South Korea with regional offices in the United States, China, and Europe. Its flagship franchise ‘CROSSFIRE,’ is one of the largest and most successful franchises in gaming history. It has more than 1 billion registered users to date in PC and mobile platforms and over 8 million concurrent players globally. Its latest project, ‘Lost Ark,’ is an MMORPG that was released in South Korea in 2019 and was launched in North America and Europe in February 2021. Lost Ark recorded the second-highest number for concurrent players ever tracked on Steam with over 1.32M.
Learn more by visiting Smilegate.com
Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.