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Vertigo Games Announces ‘After the Fall,’ a Shared-World Multiplayer Shooter for VR

Vertigo Games is working on a “shared-world” multiplayer VR shooter, the studio announced Monday in a press release. The game’s teaser trailer shows a four-player arcade cabinet that looks like a typical nineties “rail shooter,” such as “Time Crisis” or “The House of the Dead.”

“[Vertigo’s] ‘Arizona Sunshine’ was one of the first full-feature games developed exclusively for VR. Ever since, we’ve been eager to take it up a few notches and push hard at the boundaries of VR again,” studio director Richard Stitselaar said in the release. “With ‘After the Fall,’ we’re bringing VR to life at a scale we believe hasn’t been done before — a seamless multiplayer experience shared with as many players as possible, set in a dynamic world that will keep them coming back for more.”

“After the Fall” is set in an alternate, post-apocalyptic 1980s Los Angeles. Up to four players can team up to fight their way through the icy ruins of the fallen city, taking on waves of enemy combatants — including “larger-than-life” boss fights.

It’s expected to hit Steam and the Oculus store in 2020.

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11 to 13. As is tradition, however, things kicked off early on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET with Electronic Arts’ EA Play event, which was held at the Hollywood Palladium on June 8 and 9. Microsoft had its big Xbox E3 2019 Briefing on Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. ET. Publishers Bethesda and Devolver Digital also hosted press conferences that same evening at 8:30 and 10 p.m. ET, respectively.

E3 2019 is coming to Los Angeles on June 11 through 13, and we’ll cover all the highlights of the event here at Variety as well.

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