A groundbreaking multiplayer VR driving action game that combines first-person arena combat and racing. Start your hyperwheel car, pick up your laser rifle, get some rockets, and battle other drivers at high velocity!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game is in Early Access because some of the gameplay is yet to be refined and power-ups need to be better balanced against each other after more multiplayer testing.

We need higher player count multiplayer sessions to refine the experience and to fix issues that may only present themselves with higher numbers. We also need to balance our power-ups better against each other after analyzing the strategies players create beyond what the developers and internal testing group has done, and gather player feedback on our existing set of power-ups to craft new variations on them as we work hard to fix the more pressing issues.

We also need a wider sample size of players to give us feedback and help us determine the best VR Comfort Settings. Due to "simulator sickness" being experienced differently by different people, we believe a wider community of players can help us to work through comfort-enhancing tweaks that would be difficult to anticipate without access to a wider community of players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It is expected to be in Early Access for about 3 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of the game is intended to have additional vehicle customization options, graphics settings (at this point non-existent entirely), much more granular customization of match setup, additional comfort settings to be worked out by our players, and it is fairly likely we'll be implementing a few additional power-ups along the way after getting feedback on the existing set. A similar thing may end up occurring with the match types, as we expect to make changes as necessary to ensure the game is competitive for all implemented match types. We also intend to improve stability, fix some graphical issues, and the menu system around creating and joining online sessions. We expect that the step-by-step tutorial will be implemented.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game plays smoothly, both in single player and in networked matches, but is currently missing introductory polish in the form of the step-by-step tutorial that is intended to boot at first launch. Other core features are present, but some are lacking refinement. There are some known bugs, graphical and functional, that are still being worked through as well. There may also be comfort settings not yet implemented, as previously mentioned, which would be tremendously helpful for some players more prone to "simulator sickness" issues. At present, there are also no graphic settings to adjust.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We expect that the price will increase a small amount after the Early Access phase ends.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community will be involved via the Neon Engine Discord as well as just getting feedback from players via the in-game voice chat while playing matches with them.”
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About This Game

Hyperwheel Overdrive is a groundbreaking multiplayer VR driving action game that combines first-person arena combat and racing. Pilot a hyperwheel car, 2197's finest sport combat vehicle, against other drivers, while taking advantage of an assortment of power-ups.

Fire your laser rifle, FPS-style, while driving, and even load up rockets and grenades into the attached launcher on your rifle. Pick up power-ups and use them to completely change the situation. Use a Plane Kit to transform your car into a plane, and then launch some grenades out from overhead! The Boat Kit transforms your car into an ultra-fast boat too!

Play through 10 different match types in 3 large stages:

  • Free Play
  • Race
  • Stunt
  • Deathmatch
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Survival
  • Team Survival
  • Hunt
  • Tag
  • Capture the Flag

As you play, you'll collect race and challenge trophies, as well as golden rings hidden (or otherwise difficult to reach) throughout the game's 3 stages. These are used to unlock additional game content as you become a more experienced hyperwheeler. Unlock new car decals and driver suit skins, as well as additional stages and race tracks.

Hyperwheel Overdrive's unique vehicle design combined with the powerfully immersive nature of VR make the experience novel and unforgettable.

Note: The game can be played in a more limited manner without VR, on an XBOX One controller and monitor, but the first-class experience exists on VR hardware and the game is truly made for the virtual reality medium from the ground up.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6500 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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