Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter Coming to Steam Early Access Tomorrow


Now, anyone can be Serious Sam. Croteam just announced that the original Serious Sam will be available in VR on Steam Early Access tomorrow. Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter is a fully remastered version of the original game and it will be completely playable in VR.

You may have already noticed that Croteam is working another Serious Sam VR game, The Last Hope, that is also still on Steam Early Access. Both games will be using the same Serious Engine 2017.

Here's what you'll get in the VR-remake of Serious Sam: The First Encounter and how it handles movement according to Steam:

  • Serious Locomotion - Explore the levels using trackpad movement (if you are brave enough), go with safer built-in teleportation system and move quickly to avoid charging enemies with the help of Sam's personal translocator device or tweak and adjust the way you move through the VR space to best suit you playing style with using our own Serious Warp locomotion.
  • Double the Gun, Double the Fun – Let go of the keyboard and gun down enemies, one weapon in each hand, or dual-wield them, quadrupling your stopping power. Combine different guns or just grab two of the same, but whatever your style, remember: Mental must be stopped!
  • Old School, New Engine – Hordes of enemies and non-stop action set against the expansive and visually stunning backdrop of ancient Egypt - all powered by the latest Serious Engine 2017 to create one of the most impressive VR experiences yet!

The game features both single player, with 15 "huge" levels full of people to shoot, and multiplayer with various co-op and competitive modes for up to 16 players. In a future update, Croteam will also add Steam Workshop support to allow player-created content in the game.

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter will be available through Steam Early Access on December 20th. It will support both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.