logo
logo

Project Arena isn’t just an amazing Tron tribute, it could be VR’s first eSport

avatar
Ben Gallagher
May 21, 2016 10:41
img

My left arm was bent at the elbow, ensuring my glowing blue shield was ready to protect me against my opponent s onslaught.

In the 80s, I would have done anything to be transported into the world of Tron, a neon-drenched techno world where I could battle it out against other programs in a cyber sports arena, and perhaps rub shoulders with the titular hero.

If you haven t heard of Project Arena, it s the work of games studio CCP, best known for Eve Online, and on the surface it s a love letter to sci-fi fans like me.

A sports game that s not based on a real sport shouldn t be this immersive, because we have no basis for actual comparison, but it gets the adrenaline pumping immediately due to its intense, singular focus.

However, CCP producer Morgan Godat told Digital Trends, I don t see how we can t make this a real game after all the positive feedback.

Most games played in competitive eSports today are complex, and require a degree of knowledge from observers to follow and understand progress.

collect
0
avatar
Ben Gallagher
May 21, 2016 10:41
guide
Zupyak is a free content platform for publishing and discovering stories, software and startups.