There are a couple ideas that lend themselves to virtual reality, with boxing being among the best. It just makes sense to transition a sport where you move, dodge, and use your hands to do relatively simple moves would transition well. This is the idea that went into Creed: Rise to Glory‘s E3 booth.
It made for a thrilling experience, one that highlighted the important parts of boxing. You don’t just relentlessly attack your opponent, you wait for openings, dodge to punish and is a dance with as much blocking as attacking. These things made for a thrilling demo, one that gave hope to the future, which starts today.
The trailer above does a good job of not just explaining Creed: Rise to Glory, but what makes boxing a fantastic sport. It’s a personal journey, one where the goal is to rise and see how long you can remain on the top. This doesn’t come easy or without personal struggles, all of which make the journey so satisfying.
In addition to highlighting these elements, the trailer also alludes to the correct way to play. It isn’t about attacking, though there will be times when that is the right call, but dodging and blocking to make the most of your moves. And, when your reputation isn’t on the line, you train and do your best to spend as little time as possible on the floor.
There is also the ability to play against others for pride, giving players an ongoing journey to prove they’re the best. And, even if you do lose, it’s just an opportunity to learn from your mistakes and come out a better player.
If these sound like something you’d enjoy, Creed: Rise to Glory is now available for PlayStation VR, Steam VR, Oculus, HTC Vive and VR arcades. That being said, those who buy on the PlayStation VR will get exclusive access to young Rocky.