Space Junkies is Ubisoft’s arcade shooter about flying around space in virtual reality, zooming about in orbital arenas with a jetpack and shooting your friends.

While Ready At Dawn’s Echo Combat is a realistic and immersive simulation, Ubisoft’s is a neon-glowing comedic take where you can take on friends in 1-on-1 or 2-versus-2 multiplayer matches on the Oculus Rift.

You get to use your hands and body to move around space in an arena with a lot of open space and cover. You can fire sci-fi weapons that are like rocket launchers, shotguns, pistols, or assault rifles. You get full use of motion controllers to bring you into the action.

Above: Space Junkies

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I tried it out at an Oculus event, and I managed to get the hang of maneuvering with a jetpack without too much effort. The weapons are accurate and the action is fast. You have to try to go through tunnels or rock areas and get a drop on your rival in a gun duel. It’s frenetic fun, with no real story or point other than to shoot your rivals before they shoot you.

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The game was developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, and it debuts on the Oculus Rift and Touch in late 2018 for an undisclosed price.