All your VR Parkour dreams will be coming true as Stride is set to arrive early this year on PlayStation.
Being stuck indoors during the worldwide pandemic need not be fretted over for much longer.
A new PSVR game named Stride is racing its way onto the PlayStation system very soon.
Set for an early 2021 release, Stride is a combat-based parkour game similar to Mirror’s Edge and Superhot.
Released last year on Steam and other VR devices, the game has been developed for PSVR as well.
Rather than basic parkour movements, which are thrilling enough, Stride combines FPS combat into the running and leaping action as well.
If you have seen movies like Run Lola Run or District 13 then you will pretty much get the gist.
High altitude action across rooftops and skyscrapers requires shooting, ducking, and diving while dodging bullets like in the opening scene of The Matrix.
Substance over style appears to be the core component here since the graphics are basic and blocky, almost like a shiny Minecraft.
But the gameplay has been very well implemented, which is the most important thing, of course.
Stride contains different game modes such as timed runs, combat-based arenas, and “Endless Run” which allows you to keep running for as long as you can.
The game contains some intense action scenes and long drops so anyone who suffers from VR sickness might want to give this one a miss.
I still get sick from jumping too high in No Man’s Sky VR so this one will be interesting; bucket at the ready.
Parkour has been around for a while but was made super famous in the opening scene of the James Bond reboot, Casino Royale.
The sport requires extremely talented people and is also known as free-running and is a mixture of athletics and martial arts.
It involves very quickly gauging your environment and reacting to it instantly in a fluid motion, basically without stopping.
Free running requires very fit and athletic bodies and doesn’t look cooler than when it is being performed in a city.
The many obstacles and barriers that occupy a busy city mean that parkour is a great sport to practice when out and about.
Since it has grown more popular, free-running enthusiasts and even trainers with kids can often be seen in major city centers all over the world.
Originating in Paris, the sport is now popular in London, Liverpool, and Hamburg.
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