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VR Hero Shooter 'X8' Coming to Meta Quest and Steam Stores on November 9

VR shooter to make impact in November as it blasts through its Early Access phase.

October 26, 2023

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Thirdverse | SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - October 26, 2023 - Thirdverse, Inc. today revealed the 5v5 VR Multiplayer Hero Shooter game X8 will officially launch on November 9 to Meta Quest (Quest 3, Quest 2, and Quest Pro) and Steam, with PlayStation VR2 and PICO versions coming soon. Currently in Early Access, the game has already amassed a thriving community of players around the world and generated over 100,000 installs. At launch, Thirdverse will release an exclusive Founder's pack, featuring 4 weapons only available for a discounted price to Early Access players as well as the first players who download the game between November 9 and December 7. Additionally, all Early Access players can access Free Skin items, such as the Watermelon Skin for a swath of weapons. Instructions on how to acquire these items will be available in the X8 Discord in the coming weeks. X8 is a free-to-play game with cross-platform play, available globally in eight languages.
Players can check out X8 in Early Access now before the Official Launch on November 9:

Meta Quest : https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/4518172508241377/
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1763510/X8/

Watch the latest X8 video trailer: https://youtu.be/z3AUjF86yPk

X8 is a 5v5 VR hero shooter game that immerses players in thrilling battles. The game unfolds over 14 rounds where teams must collaborate to either deploy 'The Syphon’, a data-siphoning device that detonates after a countdown, at designated map locations during an attack or deactivate it within 30 seconds using 'The Defuser' in defense. The team that eliminates all attackers or thwarts deployment to score the most points emerges as the victor.

Additional key features of X8:


  • Diverse Hero Roster: X8 features a diverse cast of heroes, each with their own unique abilities and playstyles, drawn from various FPS franchises.

  • Three Special Abilities: Each hero possesses three distinct abilities - Instant, Basic, and Ultimate - which add depth and variety to the gameplay.

  • Hero-Specific Items: Heroes have access to special items tailored to their character, providing situational advantages in battles.

  • Variety of Weapons and Armor: Players can choose from an extensive range of weapons, armor, and items, allowing for diverse play styles and strategies.

  • Customizable Loadouts: Players can create customized loadouts for their heroes by selecting weapons, armor, items, and abilities before each battle.

  • Economy System: Players can use funds earned in subsequent rounds to purchase additional armaments, adding a layer of strategy to the game.

Founder’s pack details:

The Founder’s pack designated, "Mythos," includes The Knife ‘Evenstar’, The Pistol ‘Prelude’, The Auto Pistol ‘Chronos’ and The Tactical Rifle ‘Genesis’. Forged of Atlantean Ores and assembled by skilled eremite hands, these weapons were designed to bring down Demi-gods.

Product Overview:

  • Supported Platforms: Meta Quest, Steam *Cross Platform Play

  • Title: X8

  • Genre: VR Multiplayer Hero Shooter

  • Price: Free

  • Release: November 9, 2023

  • Players: 5v5, up to 10 players

  • Teaser Website: https://playx8vr.com/

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About Thirdverse, Co., Ltd

Founded in 2020, Thirdverse, Co., Ltd is a virtual reality game development, distribution and management company paving the path to the metaverse with two studios in Japan and the United States. In August 2022, the studio launched its next-generation sword-fighting VR title “ALTAIR BREAKER'' for Meta Quest 2 and PCVR. In September, Thirdverse announced a new multiplayer VR tactical hero shooter title called “X8'' developed by its US Studio, and exhibited the game to the public for the first time at the Tokyo Game Show 2022. In November, they announced that both titles are joining the lineup for PlayStation®VR2. Currently, Thirdverse plans to strengthen the recruitment of VR game creators for the development of new titles, scheduled for release in 2023 and beyond. For more information, visit www.thirdverse.io.

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