The full-body VR game Sparc was already available on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR, but the game just got even deeper with the latest “Championship Update.” You’ll be able to play against just about everyone in CCP Games’ bizarre spin on tennis, and even scout your opponents ahead of time.
We are the champions
Available now, the Sparc Championship Update adds the ability to play in Ranked Mode, which puts you in a spot on the leaderboards based on your performance. The Legend tier is awarded to the top 10 players. Those underneath can be given a tier of diamond through bronze, as well as a numbered position so you know how far you are from advancing to the next one. You will be matched with similarly-ranked players, so the difficulty should remain consistently challenging.
If you’re just looking for a casual game, you now have the Quick Play option, as well. This mode throws you right into the action to play against a challenger. A custom option, meanwhile, lets you change game settings for an ideal match.
The Championship Update has also altered Sparc’s spectator tool, so you can watch your opponents play matches ahead of time. You can also cycle through the different camera angles for the various players or float around the map. This research could help you discover a weakness in your opponent’s game before you even play a match against them.
Sparc supports cross-platform play between the Rift, PlayStation VR, and Vive, both in custom games or through matchmaking. The game emphasizes full body movement as you deflect your opponent’s shots toward their side, and there are two difficulty levels to choose from. If you’re giving it your all, you should work up a sweat in no time. Of course, you’ll need to keep pace with the talented players online, as well.