Drifter Entertainment’s robot bounty hunter VR FPS, Gunheart, has finally launched out of Early Access. It’s available to download from Steam for Windows Mixed Reality and is normally priced at £23.79 (UK) / €27.99 (EU) / $29.99 (US), but has a 10% launch discount so currently costs £21.41 (UK) / €25.19 (EU) / $26.99 (US) until June 11th.

You can watch a trailer for Gunheart above and read more about the launch update in the following from Steam:

 

Gunheart 1.0!

4 June – ray @ driftervr

It’s finally here!

Our biggest update yet is now live for everyone and marks the official end of the Early Access period. Here’s a quick summary for some of the improvements you’ll find with this version of the game:

  • Boost jump is here! We’ve added a double jump ability for all players which is enabled by default for PC players and can be toggled for VR players in the control menu. Navigate the battlefield like never before by weaving jump and teleport, making it incredibly fluid to move around the environments.
  • PC cross-play with VR is officially supported! With Gunheart 1.0 we’re officially supporting playing the game either in classic desktop mode or in full VR. At any time you can jump into games with other players with any other platform, and if you choose to upgrade from desktop to VR you’ll have all your unlocks and progress always available.
  • Brainspace introduction & tutorial! New players will be introduced to the Gunheart universe via PalCo’s Brainspace interface. Here you’ll learn the basics of controlling your rig before you’re sent off into your first job on Planet Fortune. Watch out for those bugs!
  • New VO and music tracks! We’ve recorded hundreds of new lines of dialogue to add clarity and extra backstory as you journey through the campaign. Several new music tracks have been introduced to various missions as well to make your bounty hunting adventure even more exciting.
  • Lobby/region select now available on startup, giving you the option to join directly into your friend’s games or to pick another Bent Horizon to meet up with other players. You can also opt out of this to directly auto-connect to the lowest ping region.
  • PalCo rig interface has been updated to make it easier to manage your look and also upgrade your core stats in a single interface. There were also a few cosmetic items that are now possible the unlock that previously were hiding away!
  • Shooting range has been upgraded with a combo scoring system that rewards coordination between multiple bounty hunters when trying to hit the top of the leaderboards. We’ve also added some more targets and spawning areas so be sure to explore the shooting range on your next visit.
  • Squash all the bugs! We’ve spent the last 5 weeks solely on fixing bugs and adding polish throughout the game. This is by far the most stable and fun version of the game, and we hope our Early Access fans can appreciate the journey we’ve taken all the way from last August. That being said we know there are still issues for us to address, so please don’t hesitate to let us know when you encounter bugs. You can talk to us directly on Discord[discord.gg] or in the Gunheart subreddit.

What’s next?

We’ll be paying close attention to feedback to see what issues need to be addressed in the next hotfix. Beyond that we have many new features and ideas we’d love to bring to Gunheart in future updates. Additionally we’ll be cranking on the PSVR release for this summer, which of course will bring more polish and performance optimizations for all platforms.

It’s been a labor of love to get the game this far and we hope people enjoy all the blood, sweat, and tears we’ve put into the game so far. We’re excited for more people jump into the world Gunheart for the first time and we look forward to continuing to evolve this game over the coming months (and years?).

Thank you for your support!

 

 

Do you like the look of Gunheart? Have you bought the game already today or while it was in Early Access and if so what do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below, or create a discussion in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Games forum. You can also write your own review of the game in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Game Reviews forum.

 

System Requirements

Minimum

Processor: Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended

Processor: Intel Core i7
Memory: 8 GB
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

 

Screenshots

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Source: Gunheart's Steam Page