The Brutal World of Bare Knuckle Fighting Punches onto Quest 2 & PSVR 2 in 2023

Virtual reality games are great at simulating physical combat, with the sport of boxing very well catered to. The likes of Creed: Rise to Glory and Thrill of the Fight showcase the more traditional approach to the sport. For those after a bit more brutality, the studio behind Ven VR Adventure has announced its latest project; VRSO: Bare Knuckle Fighting.

Often portrayed as the dark underworld of boxing in films like Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, VRSO (Virtual Reality Sport Organization): Bare Knuckle Fighting isn’t going to pull any punches. As you can see from the screenshots, the game has a UFC vibe in combination with some gorily realistic fight mechanics.

Bare Knuckle Fighting screenshot

All out bare-knuckle fighting

In a Twitter post, Monologic Games reveals that it has been working on the boxing title for two years, with plans to launch a beta in the near future.

“Our vision is to create [the] highest quality sports game based on the physics simulation for the virtual reality,” says the studio on Discord. The team has used photogrammetry to create a selection of realistic locations for players to fight in. This is in conjunction with all the accurate injuries fighters will receive whilst taking part in hand-to-hand bouts.

VRSO: Bare Knuckle Fighting will feature a single-player campaign mode as well as multiplayer. Solo, players will have to successfully beat 16 opponents to be crowned champion. However, before they can rise to the top they’ll have to train. Training modes have always been an important part of any boxing game but here Monologic Games goes a little further. It allows players to configure their opponents, making them more offensive or defensive. Set parameters such as reflexes, speed or stamina, and training for all eventual outcomes.

Whilst in multiplayer players can compete in ranked matches, gaining experience and currency. The cash can then be used to customise a character ready for future fights.

VRSO: Bare Knuckle Fighting is slated for a later 2023 launch for Meta Quest 2, PSVR 2 and SteamVR headsets.

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