Battlezone (VR) News

Battlezone launches on Nintendo Switch this summer

Battlezone launches on Nintendo Switch this summer

Ditches VR headset requirement in May.

Battlezone comes out on Nintendo Switch this summer, developer Rebellion has announced.

The tank shooter came out as a PlayStation VR launch title before launching on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Battlezone Gold Edition launches 1st May on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it's fully playable with or without a VR headset. The Switch version launches this summer, Rebellion added.

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Battlezone PC beta launches next week

Battlezone PC beta launches next week

Now headed to Vive, as well as Oculus.

Retrotastic tank shooter Battlezone will get a PC beta next week, on Wednesday 19th April.

The beta will run for a week but only be accessible to those who sign up over on the Battlezone site. You'll need to be quick, though - registration closes on 13th April.

In other Battlezone news, HTC Vive has been added to the list of compatible VR headsets for the game, alongside Oculus Rift.

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Battlezone VR update adds 80s-inspired Classic Mode

Battlezone VR update adds 80s-inspired Classic Mode

Along with new maps, missions and events.

Rebellion's PlayStation VR remake of 80's classic arcade tank shooter Battlezone is getting a retro option to mimic the vector graphics of its source material.

Arriving as a free update in v1.03 on 20th December, this "Classic Mode" will be separate from the main campaign as it's based around the original Battlezone. There will even be an option to choose the original title's two-track control scheme, should you wish to really make things oldschool.

The impending patch will add other new content like new mission types, maps and events. There will also be new cosmetic changes available, like the option to change the colour of your HUD. If you really want to get fancy, some ornaments (like a 2000 AD Judge Dredd bobblehead) will be available for purchase on the PlayStation Store.

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Battlezone 1998 is getting remastered for PC

Battlezone 1998 is getting remastered for PC

In addition to the VR remake of the Atari game.

Earlier this month Sniper Elite and AvP developer Rebellion announced that it's remaking the old Atari Battlezone tank game into a VR shooter for PS4 (via Morpheus) and PC (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive). As it turns out, Rebellion is making not one, but two Battlezone games, with the other one being a remaster of the 1998 edition for PC.

"As our teaser trailer revealed, our VR version of Battlezone is very much a reboot of Atari's 1980 arcade classic, a game we're very fond of at Rebellion," the developer said in its announcement. "However, we also know that a number of you are fans of the 1998 and 1999 Battlezone games released by Activision that re-imagined the franchise as a groundbreaking hybrid of FPS and RTS gameplay."

As such, this remaster is coming.

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