'A new kind of FPS' Strike Vector hits Steam Jan. 28

The "brutal aerial FPS" from Ragequit Corporation will launch on Steam after 15 months of development.

Independent developer Ragequit Corporation will release its multiplayer aerial shooter Strike Vector on Steam Jan. 28.

While Strike Vector's Steam page doesn't show a price for the game at this time, Eurogamer previously reported that it will sell for $25.

The small team of nine developers worked on Strike Vector for 15 months, which is quite a feat given how beautiful the game looks.

Though Strike Vector can be played from a first or third-person perspective, Ragequit describes it as "a new kind of fast FPS which takes place in the sky in a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk world. In the pure tradition of the sacred monsters of hardcore FPS such as Quake 3, Strike Vector will offer you a massive challenge."

Each player pilots a VTOL, which has a high speed Jet Mode, and a Stationary Mode, allowing you to strafe in all direction and take more precise shots. The game will feature eight unique weapons and specialization perks, and eight arenas.

Ragequit promises that all future content for Strike Vector will be provided for free.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

Discussion

41 comments
ghostXzero
ghostXzero

i'm turned off by the over-simplistic HUD.  i don't feel like i'm flying a jet aircraft at all.

Kayweg
Kayweg

I read "a new kind of FPS"...i watched the trailer and then "Descent" popped into my mind.

Not that that's a bad thing at all ;) 

ShimmeringSword
ShimmeringSword

What's up with people thinking that "first person shooter" must be infantry action, or even exclusively first person?

It's pretty obvious they're likening it to an FPS because it plays at the pace of a typical shooter rather than a flight sim, and it does have FPS gameplay as an included mode.

For those "must always be first person" people, Halo, Battlefield, and many other FPS games contain plenty of TPS mode options.

Mimicry
Mimicry

Did one of those planes sound like it had a shotgun weapon? Why would you....Nevermind. My mind it is blown. GG

Def-Trex
Def-Trex

Is it multiplayer only?Hope not.

ecurl143
ecurl143

This has got Occulus Rift written all over it..............you'd probably need a sick bag or bucket next to your table though.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

A new kind of FPS? So it's like Aquanox, Tom Clancy's HAWX, *Strike* Suit Zero. Such new, very FPS, wow.

twizzickle
twizzickle

I dont think their marketing people understand FPS stands for first person shooter....half the video is in third person. Still looks cool.

Barighm
Barighm

Not a new idea at all actually, but sure, looks cool enough.

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

Can't believe this game was made by former QD devs.

acrashingwave
acrashingwave

tell me how youre keeping the cheaters out...and then maybe ill consider playing. until then, no more fps' for me.

john_matrix_007
john_matrix_007

Looks nice, and there's always room for another Descent-styled game. If this game has bot support I might buy it, otherwise no.

 





mrbojangles25
mrbojangles25

 Each player pilots a VTOL, which has a high speed Jet Mode, and a Stationary Mode, allowing you to strafe in all direction and take more precise shots


So it is Strike Suit Zero, then?...

Stebsis
Stebsis

New kind of first person shooter, shows pic of third person shooter. Might buy this though, looks really fun. I just hope there's going to be multiplayer community, indie games don't always seem to have the biggest follower base.

cowbellkid
cowbellkid

That's not an FPS. You're flying a ship in 3rd person. Some of the trailers show a 1st person mode but you are still flying a ship. 

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

im buying this i hope michael rage quit jones does a rage quit

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

I would have liked it but too bad it's only multiplayer gameplay I hate multiplayer games

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Looks absolutely fantastic.  How does it play with a mouse and keyboard though?  I'm thinking that this begs for a controller given how many flight games I've tried to play with a mouse and keyboard.

ShimmeringSword
ShimmeringSword

Looks like a cool game, but I'd like to try it before I buy it.

CoolCamel616
CoolCamel616

@ShimmeringSwordAre you kidding, seriously is this bait or something? If its not in first person, its not a "first-person" shooter, like, by definition. I mean, if its played in third person, why wouldn't you call it a third person shooter, or if its played in both, just a shooter? Why even bother?

LiqMat
LiqMat

@Def-Trex I'm with you. Almost bought it and then realized.

1penance1
1penance1

@xsonicchaos Look again. Its considered an FPS rather than a flight sim because you can stop, zoom in and aim in addition to flying and shooting like usual. It is new.

crazywolf5150
crazywolf5150

@twizzickle Yeah, it's clearly a flight combat game, like Star Conflict, War Thunder, X-Wing vs Tie Fighter, etc and not a FPS. An FPS would suggest that there would be some infantry combat in first person view.

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

@Stebsis  "Strike Vector can be played from a first or third-person perspective" 6th line down

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@Stebsis  How do you know that the ship on the screenshot isnt in fron of your ship, which would mean its a FPS

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@cowbellkid How do you know that the ship on the screenshot isnt in fron of your ship, which would mean its a FPS

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

@jinzo9988I haven't played it but my understanding is that it controls sort of like Freelancer if you've ever played that. Meaning, it's being made specifically for M/KB.

ShimmeringSword
ShimmeringSword

@CoolCamel616@ShimmeringSword Miss the last part of what I said? Most "first person shooters" are not purely first person, yet they are still classified as such.

You're exactly the type of person my statement was aimed at. Some elitist/purist that freaks out when things mingle. Sorry bro, you're not what defines "FPS" nor who can use the term.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@1penance1

No, it's not new. It's also in third person, although you can't say a ship is a person, but you know what I mean. It does its own unique thing, but I can see how it's not going to be some huge success. However, I do wish them all the luck.