VR Parkour Game Stride Leaps onto PlayStation in 2021

By | 05/02/2021

 

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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.

Stride – Announcement Trailer | PS VR

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.

VR Parkour Game Stride Leaps onto PlayStation in 2021
Stride is Set to Arrive on PSVR Soon

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.

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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.

VR Parkour Game Stride - Screenshot
Combat is Intense and Quick

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.

VR Parkour Game Stride - Screenshot
Thinking Fast is Key

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.


2 thoughts on “VR Parkour Game Stride Leaps onto PlayStation in 2021

  1. Matthew&Deloris

    Michael,
    We have been learning about the VR systems and if they are safe for the kids, will they run I to thing in the house. We are in the process of getting a VR and, we are looking at all three of these PSVR, parkour games they seen have really great graphics.
    Learning about these VR games further, this will help us understand them betrer and making a buying decision for our kid.
    Hope to see more of these articles about VR games interesting.

    Cheer,
    Mathew&Deloris

    Reply
    1. Michael Gore Post author

      VR is amazing but there are a few things you might need to be aware of.

      First, the graphics aren’t as good as usual. This is because the PS4 needs to render an image for each lens, so the resolution is halved. Second, take care when first using it as you can get VR sickness. I had it and it is horrible. I got used to it after a week of playing. VR isn’t recommended for under 12s. Finally, make sure you put the headset on properly or you will get motion sickness and sore eyes.

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