Developer Digital Cybercherries has launched the New Retro Arcade Tech Demo on Steam for the HTC Vive. This is effectively the same game seen previously on the Oculus Rift, but now with support for the Vive’s roomscale capabilities and motion controllers.
New Retro Arcade is hard not to love; inside you’ll find your own personal arcade with an array of fully functional classic arcade cabinets. Despite making its debut back in 2014, it’s still a gorgeously-rendered throwback to the era of dingy arcades which we called “a must-play homage to video game culture old and new,” for it’s unique mix of classic gaming and the latest in VR technology.
Ever since the HTC Vive made an entrance into the VR space, we’ve been eyeing New Retro Arcade asÂ a perfect fit for the system’s roomscale capabilities and motion controllersâ€”with the game’s seemingly prophetic inclusion of basketball, darts, and bowling, and an environment laden with nostalgic items from eras past.
Developer Digital CybercherriesÂ teased a few months back that they would be bringing a Vive-compatible version of New Retro Arcade to Steam, and that’s exactly what the New Retro Arcade Tech Demo is,Â now available.
But the studio is also going several major steps further with a revamped version of their nostalgia-trap called New Retro Arcade: Neon which will bring massively requested multiplayer functionality to the arcade space, along with “a huge amount of new content.”
On that front, while there’s not yet an official release date, the studio tells us that New Retro Arcade: Neon will support up to six simultaneous players and leaderboards in some form or another.
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