Sci-fi shooter Farpoint hits PS VR on 17th May, with new PS VR Aim controller

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Sci-fi shooter Farpoint hits PS VR on 17th May, with new PS VR Aim controller

Plus, online co-op play confirmed for Impulse Gear’s new FPS adventure

At last year’s E3 we showed you the first gameplay footage for virtual-reality sci-fi shooter Farpoint. In development exclusively for PlayStation VR, Farpoint transports you to a distant alien world where you’ll need to contend with hostile lifeforms and hazardous environments as you explore your surroundings, piece together what happened and search for a way home.

One of the unique twists for developer Impulse Gear‘s debut title is the new PlayStation VR Aim controller, which puts the game’s high-concept weaponry directly into your hands and allows you to aim via the weapon’s virtual scope for first-person precision.

The controller’s built-in motion sensors and sphere work with the PS Camera to track your movements, offering pin-point accuracy as you take on the planet’s hostile inhabitants. On top of this, built-in rumble features, will deliver immersive real-time feedback every time you squeeze the trigger.


For those players who prefer more familiar controls, the Dualshock 4 wireless controller is fully supported as well.

The team at Impulse Gear is also excited to announce that Farpoint will feature online co-op play at launch. This extra mode will allow you and a friend to buddy up and enter previously completed levels to tackle enemy hoards side-by-side, racking up points for kills and accuracy as you go.


Since its first reveal, the response from hands-on impressions with the new tech has been incredible and we’re excited that everybody will be able to play the game in just a few short months!

Farpoint launches on 17th May and will be available at retail as a standalone game or bundled along with the PS VR aim controller for that extra level of immersion.


The standalone game is priced at €59.99/£49.99 RRP, or for €89.99/£74.99 RRP you can pick up the Farpoint + PS VR aim controller bundle. Alternatively, you can also purchase digitally via PlayStation Store.


Additionally, players who pre-order the bundle or standalone game will get access to the Red Planet Wanderer Spacesuit – an exclusive UEP skin to wear in-game – to give you a stand-out look for your first outing into Farpoint’s alien world.


Learn more about Farpoint and the PS VR aim controller over on, and look out for news about other PS VR aim controller compatible games soon.

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