Evasion FAQ

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What type of game is Evasion?

Evasion is a sci-fi bullet hell shooter coming later this year for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Gamers can play solo or team up with a friend to save an embattled human colony from the invading Optera.

The gameplay experience is designed to evoke the fast, frantic feeling that’s unique to immersive AAA shooters on PC and Console platforms. Gamers will duck behind cover to avoid a barrage of attacks, lay down suppressing fire as their teammate hacks a gate, or race down a corridor with enemies around every corner.

In addition to being a AAA-quality shooter, Evasion also offers multiple locomotion options and features four unique playable classes.

Once launched later this year, Evasion will be available to purchase on PlayStationTM Store, Steam and Oculus Store.

What is the difference between the Evasion player classes?

All four ‘hero classes’ have their own strengths, weapons & ultimate ‘surge’ abilities. Players can take on Campaign mode or Survival Mode with any class and in any combination when playing as a co-op 2 player team.

  • The Warden: Our tank. The Warden is ideal for players who like to charge into battle. He can take more damage than any other class and has unique abilities that allow him to get up close and personal with enemies.
  • The Surgeon: Our combat medic. The Surgeon heals himself and other players faster, giving everyone that extra edge in combat. The Surgeon can also turn his abilities against the enemy by siphoning their health.
  • The Striker: Our damage class. The Striker is agile and deadly. Her weapons and shield have precision targeting, and she has a unique tether that allows her to bolster her teammates’ dps.
  • The Engineer: Our most versatile class. The Engineer can use her tether to grab enemies and whip them around. She can also clear the field with chain lightning and energize teammates’ weapons.

What is Swarm AI?

The enemy faction of Evasion, the Optera, utilize a behavior technology we internally developed called ‘Swarm A.I’. Modelled on the distinctive movement patterns of insects, Swarm A.I is intended to force the player to work more strategically, making tactical movement and teamwork critical to your squad’s survival.

Is Evasion compatible with the AIM Controller for PS VR? What about DualShock 4?

Evasion will be playable with both the DualShock 4 controllers, and has been optimized for the AIM Controller.

For the PC release, what are the minimum specs?

For optimal performance on PC, we recommend the IntelⓇ Core I7TM Processor.

  • Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-4770
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space

Is Evasion compatible for cross play between PC and PlayStation?

We are focused on delivering the best play experience for each gaming platform. Because of the unique hardware and controller interfaces between PC and PlayStation version, cross play is not planned.

What are Evasion’s locomotion options?

Our team are dedicated to providing gamers with multiple, ‘battle tested’ locomotion options that moves beyond simple teleportation. Whether you are a first time VR gamer or a seasoned FPS vet, we’ve you covered. For those who have suffered from motion sickness in previous VR titles, we have put a huge focus towards accessible, comfortable locomotion modes which should hopefully make Evasion well worth the wait.

Does Evasion have a single player campaign or story mode?

You bet! We have a story campaign that players can tackle either single player, or with a friend in online co-op. Fight against crushing odds in a battle that will take you from the surface of an alien moon to deep inside a chloragen mine.

What is the storyline for Evasion?

After decades of peace, the lethal Optera have laid siege to Faro Colony, a key chloragen mine. You are a member of the Vanguard, an elite task force that is sent in to investigate what happened to the colonists, and uncover why the Optera would reopen a conflict that nearly brought both races to the brink of extinction.

Are there any other modes once the campaign is complete?

Yes – Evasion has a challenging ‘Survival Mode’ that should test the skills of even the most adept FPS gamers. It can be played single player or in co-op and features escalating legions of Optera.

Is Evasion a solo player, or multiplayer game?

Both! Evasion features two-player co-op for both Campaign and Survival mode.

How much is Evasion going to be when it comes out?

Pricing has not yet been announced – stay tuned to us on Twitter @EvasionVR or Facebook for the latest updates.

When is Evasion coming out?

We have not yet announced a specific date just yet, but we are targeting Fall of 2018 for PlayStation and PC. Want to be the first to know our release date? Be sure to follow us our social channels.