Developer Impulse Gear Publisher SIE Format PSVR Release TBA
Alien FPSes aren’t especially exciting these days, but
Farpoint stands out for its peripheral, the PSVR Aim Controller, developed alongside the game by young San Francisco studio Impulse Gear. While it’s not exactly easy on the eye – one onlooker winningly described it as a grey-market knockoff of an Apple sex toy – Farpoint’s gun peripheral is its USP. A VR shooter feels much more natural when you’re holding something with both hands. An analogue stick, meanwhile, nestles beneath your thumb on the stock, and enables free movement.
Sadly, Sony’s creaking Move technology isn’t as up to the task as the Vive and Rift equivalents, but it does the job well enough with generous autoaim. Generic as its action is, Farpoint is a fine example of the way VR adds a new dimension to even the most well-mined of genres.