It's nice that arena shooters are having a bit of a resurgence. This pleases me. But what I really want to come back is the arcade racer. More specifically, Wipeout.
Several start-ups and indie developers are trying to keep Studio Liverpool's legacy alive through various projects. And this effort from a Kiwi is especially worth paying attention to.
It's called Vector 36 and it's a physics-based sci-fi racer, the latter part of which is immediately obvious because it's set on Mars.
Vector 36 will be at PAX Australia, but if you're keen to check it out it'll be on Early Access this Wednesday. My scepticism seems to vanish completely when it comes to this genre, so I'll probably pick it up anyway.
It's due out in the first quarter of next year and will have full VR support on release, although the EA description says "the core game experience needs to be realised" before then. So I'm betting on a July-August release. (There. I'm still jaded.)