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Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Genres: Action, First-Person Shooter, Vehicle Combat
The StarBlood Network cameras are on, everyone is watching, and there’s no safe space in the Arena. Ready? You better be.
Welcome to StarBlood Arena.
• Outmaneuver your opposition in chaotic combat with total freedom to move, evade, and attack in any direction.
• Pilot one of 9 distinct ships with their own unique pilot, playstyle, and loadout.
• Play single player, co-op, or multiplayer* matches to unlock ship, weapon, and auxiliary modifications
* Active PS Plus membership required
StarBlood Arena - Features Trailer | PS VR
Starblood Arena gets a lot of things right, but it failed to pull me into its world and feels dated on arrival. Although the fact that loot boxes aren't tied to microtransactions is appreciated, it would have been much better served as a budget or even free-to-play game to help push the PlayStation VR. It's weird to see the PlayStation VR launch with RIGS, an insanely polished game from a now defunct Guerrilla Cambridge, then put out Starblood months later.
As we saw with RIGS and how Sony abruptly axed its life support, the same could very well happen to StarBlood Arena and that's a bloody shame. I want this game to do well, I really do, but as a multiplayer VR title with a non-existent server population and an exorbitant price tag, it's fighting an impossible fight.