PlayStation VR is out this week, and one of Sony’s biggest exclusives turns you into a mech pilot in a futuristic sport. And it is an opportunity for the publisher to show that its headset can do online competitive games as well as it does narrative experiences.
Rigs: Mechanized Combat League is a $50 launch game for PSVR from developer Guerrilla Cambridge. It pits two three-mech teams against one another in three different modes: team deathmatch and then two remixes of basketball, football, and rugby. Regardless of activity, the bulk of the action involves fighting head-to-head with other mechs. Guerrilla gives you three kinds of robot suits and a huge number of weapons to choose from to help build the exact walking tank you want.
All of that comes together in an online mode as well as a single-player campaign. I’ve had the chance to go hands-on with the game’s connect multiplayer mode in a special online session, and you can see a few of those matches for yourself below: