'Solaris: Offworld Combat' PSVR To See Digital Release in May, Physical Launch in June

First Contact Entertainment's acclaimed VR FPS Solaris: Offworld Combat has been flirting with a PSVR post since before it even released on Quest and Rift.

'Solaris: Offworld Combat' PSVR To See Digital Release in May, Physical Launch in June

First Contact Entertainment's acclaimed VR FPS Solaris: Offworld Combat has been flirting with a PSVR post since before it even released on Quest and Rift.

But now we have a (fairly) firm and final release date for the Digital Version of the game, and some pretty exciting news for anyone who obsesses about owning physical copies of all the games, movies, music and books they love...

First Contact Entertainment's acclaimed VR FPS Solaris: Offworld Combat has been flirting with a PSVR post since before it even released on Quest and Rift.

Talk about anticipation... We've been ready for First Contact Entertainment to release their acclaimed virtual reality (VR) First-Person Shooter (FPS) on Playstation VR since it launched on Quest & Rift last September.

But even before that, the developer had put out a bunch of dates for when the game would eventually hit the PSVR store. At first, it was just "later", then through various delays it moved from "end of this year" to the beginning of next.

Then, at the 2020 PlayStation VR Awards Show, First Contact Entertainment reaffirmed their commitment to a PlayStation VR port, announcing that the game would come early in 2021. (I must admit, this was around the time I was going through my much maligned 'come on guys, PSVR2 is never going to come' phase, so I was starting to lose faith.)

You can check out a little of what First Contact showed off at the PlayStation VR Awards Show below:

But now we have a (fairly) firm and final release date for the Digital Version of the game, and some pretty exciting news for anyone who obsesses about owning physical copies of all the games, movies, music and books they love: Solaris: Offworld Combat will see a physical box release worldwide courtesy of Perp Games!

Elsewhere, First Contact Entertainment have announced that the game will see a digital release one month earlier, sometime in May. Keep your eyes peeled on VR Final for more updates whenever they become available.

Solaris isn't just any old VR FPS title, either. Don't expect to build the perfect load-out and head into every game ready to do business. Instead, every player will start with the same 'Sentinel Disruptor Pistol', left to scavenge for better armaments to really... do business?

PSVR is a platform with really only one job left: hold out until Sony finally whips up something more exciting. By throughout its entire console VR reign, PSVR as a platform has suffered from a severe deficiency in addictive FPS titles, especially considering how perfect the Aim Controllers are for the genre. It'll be nice to have Solaris: Offworld Combat to play with, even if it may take PSVR backwards compatibility to get it the attention it really deserves.

If you're not up to date with all we know about PSVR2 so far, here's the scoop: the follow-up headset is CONFIRMED, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan says Dev Kits "are about to go out" (a month ago), and we're going to get some wacky-looking (but really exciting) controllers too!