This week, the devs at Survios let their latest project, Raw Data loose on the Steam community. The virtual reality co-operative experience rose to number one in the store in less than 24 hours after it went live.
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What is Raw Data?
The mission of Raw Data, as an Elite Operative for a radical group called Syndik8, is to extract data files from the corporation Eden in the year 2271. During the task, waves of robotic soldiers attack you and you get to use an array of weapons to fight your way out of the control center.
Heros of Raw Data
Currently, users can pick from two, tough characters and more are on the way:
Let’s briefly meet Saija. She’s a tech-enhanced ninja with a Katana as her primary weapon. She’s known for up-close and personal combat, but has special abilities that allow her to throw her flash blade to attack enemies from a safe distance.
Now say hello to Bishop; a futuristic gunslinger whose special abilities let him make precise shots in slo-mo, shoot charged shots for increased damage, and pour shots of metal down like rain with a Bulletstorm attack.
Raw Data has been released with the understanding that it is an Early Release title. Development is ongoing and Survios says they plan to have the project completed later this year. Raw Data can be played solo, co-op, or online co-op and only works for the HTC Vive in standing or room scale play areas.
Raw Data price and value
This title became the first in VR to reach number in the Steam Store and can be purchased for a discounted price of $31.99 through tomorrow. After that, patrons will have to pay the full price of $39.99 which is a bit higher than current experiences on the market. At least tons of reviews and those on social media have said the quality of Raw Data is top notch and compliments the price tag. In fact, almost all of the 400+ user reviews on Steam have had positive feedback. Some of the complaints have been performance or mechanical related. Even users with high-end rigs are reporting stutters with default to low settings. Combative movements have been criticized and put to question if they’ll get better before the game is marked complete.
Do you think Raw Data is worth the sale price of $31.99 and the full price of $39.99 for that matter? We might try it later this week, but only when we have time to play enough to decide if it’s worth keeping. Stay tuned for more feedback.
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