While not every PlayStation VR videogame gets a boxed version for gamers to collect, there are still plenty that do, with the likes of Sairento VR, The Wizards – Enhanced Edition, Squishies, Smash Hit Plunder and many more available. The company behind most of these launches is Perp Games, today announcing that fitness title BoxVR will be arriving on retail shelves in October.
Developed by FitXR, BoxVR launched digitally for PlayStation VR in April, leaving Early Access on PC the following month. As the name suggests, the title focuses on high-energy boxing gameplay, with players able to choose a selection of workouts depending on ability and how many calories they want to burn.
Alongside the 45 choreographed routines of varying lengths and intensities, BoxVR also features the My Workouts mode. This allows players to customise their experience, varying the duration and intensity of the routine whilst a custom playlist can be finetuned from the 110 included music tracks covering Rock to Pop, Dance and Hip Hop.
“We’re excited to partner with Perp Games to bring BoxVR to a wider audience and, hopefully, turn many of them into fitness enthusiasts,” said Sam Cole, co-founder of FitXR in a statement. “Given how many gamers and VR fans have migrated to our platform to not only get workouts inconsistently but have fun doing it, it’s a natural fit.”
BoxVR isn’t purely single-player either supporting multiplayer. You can compete with five other people in real-time to tackle the same workout together.
Rob Edwards, Managing Director of Perp Games added: “VR has limitless potential in helping people get fit and stay healthy. We can think of no better partner than FitXR to release our first fitness game and are delighted to bring one of the very best workout experiences out there to global retail.”
The physical launch will take place at some point during October, with the European version arriving first and the North American version shortly after. Or if you happen to live in the EU and don’t mind a digital version, BoxVR is currently 36 percent off on PlayStation Store, retailing for £15.99 GBP instead of £24.99. For further updates including specific release dates, keep reading VRFocus.
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Author: Peter Graham