October 27, 2015 - The acclaimed virtual reality reboot of Battlezone is now confirmed as a launch title for PlayStation VR. During Sony's international media briefing at Paris Games Week, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida also revealed Battlezone is coming first to PlayStation VR.
Also unveiled was a stunning new trailer featuring new footage of the game's fast-paced, arcade vehicle combat amongst frozen plains, gleaming sci-fi cities and lava-scarred wastelands, all beautifully showcased in Battlezone's unique retro-futuristic style.
Revealed in June of this year and described by Wired as "one of the most entertaining games at the entire E3 conference", Battlezone takes the classic feel of Atari's 1980 arcade game and reignites it for the new generation of VR. Developed by independent UK studio Rebellion (Sniper Elite 3, Aliens vs. Predator), Battlezone features thrilling first-person tank combat set across gorgeous neon landscapes, immersing you fully within the cockpit of an ultra-advanced superweapon. In Battlezone you sense the battlefield through the power of VR, as enemy swarms loom over you and super-heated projectiles whistle past your ears.
"We're delighted to be part of PlayStation VR's launch line-up," said Rebellion CEO and Co-founder Jason Kingsley. "Developing Battlezone is such a thrill because we're right at the forefront, riding this incredible new wave of VR technology.
"PlayStation have been an invaluable partner, and our tech teams have worked closely to ensure Battlezone delivers the potential seen in their VR hardware. To launch alongside PlayStation VR at such a pivotal shift in the gaming landscape will be one of the most exciting moments in Rebellion's 23 year history."
Founded in 1992, Rebellion is one of Europe's leading independent games developers and comic book publishers. Whether it's the breathtaking intensity of Sniper Elite 3, the face-hugging terror of Aliens vs. Predator or the grindhouse frenzy of Zombie Army Trilogy, the Oxford-based studio is known for creating stand-out games that thrill players.