Go for the hat-trick in this 3v3 multiplayer experience.
Originally released on the Oculus Go back in 2019, Pick-up League Hockey this week arrived on Oculus’ App Lab, offering Oculus Quest/Quest 2 users a simple yet surprising entertaining VR hockey experience.
Electric Falcon’s “simulator” lets you go behind the biscuit (puck) and deliver powerful clappers (slapshots) against other players in somewhat fast-paced 3v3 multiplayer matchups. Before hopping straight into the action, newer players can get their bearings in Practice Mode. Here you can practice your shooting on the AI-controlled goalie, work on your stick control with the traffic cones, and tighten up your accuracy with the goal targets.
Once you’re feeling confident, you can then hop into one of several public servers to duke it out against other human players in 3v3 multiplayer. There’s no in-game voice chat available at the moment, though if you’re really desperate for some good-old-fashioned trash-talking you can hop into the game’s official Discord channel.
While the game is still very much a work-in-progress, what I’ve tried so far has me very excited for the future of PULH. I recommend anyone interested in VR sports games to check this out, especially all you hockey fanatics out there. Moving forward, Electric Falcon plans on adding player-selectable jerseys, stick skins, and various other updates.
Pick-up League Hockey is just the latest title to join Oculus’ App Lab, a new platform serving as a home for Quest games and apps that are still-in-development. Like many recent additions to the service, Pick-up League Hockey had previously been available on Oculus Quest and Quest 2 via SideQuest.
For more information on upcoming news and tournaments visit electricfalcon.net/discord.
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