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16 November 2017 – London, UK – Today, CCP Games launches Sparc™ for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive® virtual reality headsets, bringing the energetic virtual sport to PC with full cross-platform multiplayer gameplay, connecting with players who have already been enjoying the game on PlayStation®VR.
With PC Gamer stating “Sparc might be the best VR game I’ve played,” and VG24/7 asserting “Sparc is the type of VR game that I’ve been waiting for,” VR multiplayer enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating Sparc’s arrival on PC. Further accolades can be found in Sparc’s PC launch trailer here: https://youtu.be/PRf7kVFAmUc
“Cross-play between PS4 and PC means everyone can experience Sparc from their platform of choice, regardless of whether they are using a PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift or HTC Vive” said Morgan Godat, executive producer of Sparc at CCP Games. “Unifying all our players onto the same Sparc courts in a single interactive community is incredibly satisfying.”
Starting today, Sparc can be downloaded for PC from Steam and the Oculus Store at an MSRP of $19.99 USD ($22.99 CA, €19.99 EUR, £14.99 GBP).
Sparc enables players to connect online and compete with each other in fast-paced and physical one-on-one gameplay. Players use their motion controllers to hurl a projectile at their opponent from across the court, while dodging, blocking and deflecting incoming shots. Sparc’s unique full-body gameplay experience is only possible in virtual reality, where players’ VR equipment becomes their sports gear.
In Sparc, players express and improve their skills through their physical actions and can review their performance on the court with stats for throws, deflections, accuracy, and more. With two gameplay modes, Basic and Advanced, both novice and expert competitors will find a suitable difficulty level.
Along with three different arenas, Sparc includes “Courtside,” a freeform social area for spectating in VR where players can watch live matches in-person and queue for their next game. Sparc includes a broad range of customization options for competitors as well as a selection of solo challenges to help players improve their skills and prepare them for human opponents.
About CCP Games
CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction MMO EVE Online (PC/Mac), EVE: Valkyrie, a competitive multiplayer first-person spaceship shooter for PCs and PlayStation®4, Sparc™, an original virtual sport for PlayStation®VR and PCs where players’ VR hardware serves as their sports equipment, and the Gunjack™ series, VR arcade action games for PCs, PlayStation®VR, Google Daydream, and the Samsung Gear VR mobile platform. Founded in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, London, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com .