Back in 2014 the small studio Ragequit released a multiplayer-only aerial combat game called Strike Vector. It later had a PS4 release called Strike Vector EX that added a host of new content, like a campaign mode. Now PC players are getting this enhanced edition and its beta is free for everyone on Steam.
The developer noted on Twitter that this open beta will last until 18th July, when the game is expected to launch.
As for what makes this EX edition better than the original release, Ragequit had this to say:
Aerial dogfighting Strike Vector is coming to consoles as Strike Vector EX and developer Ragequit Corporation has outlined the new features that it's adding to this PS4 and Xbox One version due this autumn.
Aerial combat game Strike Vector made some waves last year when it revealed that a four-person team was capable of making a polished-looking dogfighting game with high production values and fluid combat. The dev team eventually grew to nine, and after an only 15 month development cycle Strike Vector is ready to launch on 28th January for PC via Steam.
For the uninitiated, Strike Vector is a multiplayer-only affair as players compete with one another across eight maps. Players will be able to customise their own aircraft by mixing and matching up to eight possible weapons.
The real beauty of Strike Vector is that it allows players to toggle between zippy "Jet Mode" and a more Zone of the Enders-esque "Stationary Mode" where you transform into a mech, capable of strafing in all directions. Hopefully it will work better than it did for the similarly titled Strike Suit Zero, which attempted the same concept with less than stellar results.
Back in April I wrote about a multiplayer dogfighting game called Strike Vector that was being developed by a scant four people, including ex-staffers from Sony Liverpool (WipeOut) and Dontnod (Remember Me). After only 10 months in development, Strike Vector has taken to Steam Greenlight.
To kick off its campaign, the developer has released an amazing new trailer below.
Strike Vector will allow players to toggle between a traditional dogfighting "Jet Mode" and hovering "Stationary Mode" wherein you can strafe in all directions. You'll be able to switch between movement modes on the fly, and can shift perspectives between first and third-person as well.
Update: The Strike Vector Team - which is temporarily simply calling itself "Strike Vector Team" - clarified to Eurogamer that "Strike Vector is currently developed for PC, but we are considering other platforms."