We've known for a little while that HTC would be showing off a war-set first person shooter at Computex, but now that two videos have appeared online, we can confirm that it'll be set in WW2.

HTC's booth is set up with sandbags and a backdrop to resemble the in-game environment. This, combined with the way the HTC Vive works means that what you're seeing people do in real life is what their character is doing in VR.

Gameplay seems simple. Players bed down behind the sandbags, and hold off approaching enemies from different weapons. No word on exactly what weapons there will be, but there's clearly a Thompson in the on-screen footage.

You use the positional tracking of the Vive's hand controllers to hold your weapons, in addition to tossing grenades down the street.

At the end of game there's a brief logo flashing up for a developer, Fantahorn Studio, which seems to be the name of the internal developer.

From what you can see of the screen, before that stage the street gets completely torn apart in a hail of gunfire and explosions.

It's not clear at this point whether the game is destined for full release of if it is simply intended to be a tech demo as HTC experiment with what can be done but either way there's a good chance it'll show up on Steam at some stage.

Similarly it's unclear how deep the game goes - is this the sole level, or is there a series of levels of tower defence gameplay with you playing the role of human tower?

E3 is right around the corner, so if they've got anything else up their sleeve, we'll likely see it then. Hopefully we'll see it then. I love shooters.

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