While Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Jackal Assault VR Experience is lean on content, everything presented in the package is outstanding. The core gameplay is well-crafted and easy to grasp even for those new to dogfighting games.
I was looking for something else in PS Store when I stumbled upon this release a couple of days after it came. I hadn't heard of it before, and was happy to find a free VR mini game, and man, I wasn't disappointed!
I've played a lot of EVE Valkyrie since the release of PSVR and the first impression of Jackal Assault was that the start was sort of a rip-off of EVE V. It you haven't played EVE V before, then the launch would be even more impressive!
However! I love the feel of the space ship! Good control, and the visuals are stunning! Actually some of the best I've seen on PSVR!
I love how it takes place over Earth, and Italy is easily recognized below. My main objection is that it is too damn short! We want more, Activision! Do you hear me? :-D
It come as a bit of a shock this week for Call Of Duty Jackal Assault to appear in the store for, get this......FREE.
Ok it's short but this was announced as part of Infinite Warfare, but to download for free without even owning the full game from the store is massive kudos to Activision.
In Jackal Assault you take charge of a state of the art fighter jet. As you sit in the cockpit you can look around the hanger and view your arms and hands moving back and forth as you move the thumb sticks on the dual shock 4.
After shooting out of the hanger you are treated to a short tutorial to get to grips with the controls. You use the thumb sticks as you would any FPS or flight game but the VR twist comes in the form of seeking out targets buy just looking for them and locking on then firing homing missiles with L2. Firing your main guns is with R2. You can invert your looking preference by simply pressing square.
Graphics are very good and sound is brilliant. In normal VR fair I found myself ducking as huge explosions filled my field of view. It's short but striking and excites me for Ace Combat VR.
I think it's very important to point out that I had very little motion sickness. This could be that I'm now getting used to VR games. I hope so.
I really hope Activision see fit to turn this into a full game. Until then you can download this for free without owning the full game. What are you waiting for?
The detailed cockpit view was pretty amazing. The in space view was pretty underwhelming. It didn't feel like a full VR experience like RE7. The pixelation looked very basic like a PS3 or PS2 game. After trying several different VR games the motion sickness has finally gone. Still with all that plastic and rubber on the head? Head overheat happens pretty quicky. Yeah even when using a massive floor fan to try and counter it. Maybe I need to use PS/VR in the winter or something?
SummaryThe Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Jackal Assault VR Experience is a PlayStation VR experience that immerses fans in the cockpit and puts them in control of a Jackal, a personal multi-role fighter jet in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Jackal Assault VR Experience is available on PlayStation 4 only...