Pistol Whip’s Next Update is the Thumping ‘Full Throttle’
One of the most energetic first-person shooters (FPS) of 2019 was most certainly Cloudhead Games’ Pistol Whip, which arrived for multiple platforms in November. Offering the chance to take down bad guys like you’re John Wick since launching the studio has released the ‘High Priestess’ and ‘Akuma’ updates and today rolls out a third, ‘Full Throttle’.
Making the announcement as part of Facebook’s Game Developers Showcase which has been created to fill the gap where the Game Developers Conference (GDC) once was, Pistol Whip’s Full Throttle update adds another lively tune to the growing roster of songs. The studio claims ‘Full Throttle’ is the hardest scene yet for Pistol Whip, offering a Mad Max-style flavour to the videogame.
Along with the new scene, Cloudhead Games has included the new Tac Ops pistol collection offering more customization options including wraps, metals, and sounds.That’s not all, two new modifiers, Scavenger and One-and-Done, alter the gameplay. Scavenger requires players to pistol-whip enemies to reload their gun while One-and-Done replaces all armoured enemies with one-shot kills.
Pistol Whip and the Full Throttle update will be part of the ESL VR League Play Cup on 22nd March where competitors have a chance to win an Oculus Rift S.
“VRLeagueGG has been running Pistol Whip cups on ESL Play throughout March, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to add ‘Full Throttle’ to our final cup. Each week the difficulty has been ramping up, and the combined challenge of Deadeye and Hardcore plus the sheer velocity of ‘Full Throttle’ will demand that players practice hard to not only post a top score, but even survive the scene. We’re looking forward to seeing how the best Pistol Whip players from around the world rise to the challenge!,” said Josh Folland of ESL in a statement.
VRFocus gave Pistol Whip a solid four-stars in its review, noting: “Pistol Whip is huge amounts of fun even on the easiest difficulty setting, suitable for VR players no matter their skill level.
Pistol Whip – Full Throttle is available today for Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive and Valve Index. Check out the new trailer below or some of the other showcase news today like B-Team coming to Oculus Quest or nDreams’ Phantom: Covert Ops announcement. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Pistol Whip, reporting back with further updates.
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