The VR space is currently enjoying another resurgence after the arrival of the Oculus Quest 2, bringing the medium ever further into the mainstream. Amongst the big hitters this winter is Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister, a VR FPS based on Games Workshop’s iconic and brutal science fiction universe. Having had a chance to go hands on with it in the run up to release we’ve definitely been impressed with what we’ve seen, and now you can take a gander at the work that the team at Pixel Toys have put into it!
Battle Sister sees you become a member of the Adepta Sororitas, the military wing of the Adeptus Ministorus – humanity’s state church. These Battle Sisters head into combat in a smaller version of the power armour you see the huge, enhanced Space Marines wearing, and they share in much of the same technology. Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister allows you to wield it for yourself. You can grab Bolt Pistols and Boltguns, while getting up close and personal with Chainswords and Power Swords, with a host of Chaos-worshipping ne’er do wells to dispatch along the way. It is, as the world demands, brutal, weighty, and ever so satisfying.
The Oculus Quest 2 launched in October, and improved on its predecessor in every way, bringing the cable-free standalone VR to the next level, with higher quality lenses and screens, the ability to hit a 90hz refresh rate, while, most importantly, reducing the size and weight of the headset. In our review I said, “the Oculus Quest 2 is the next step in home VR that builds on the foundations of the original Quest’s genre-defining standalone setup. This is a truly next generation VR console that’s beating Sony and Microsoft to the punch.” If you’re interested in VR, the Quest 2 should be at the top of your list.
Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister releases on the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 on the 8th of December 2020.