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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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