Hey everyone, we want to kick things off with a bang for our first blog post of 2022! We have some very exciting Pistol Whip and Cloudhead news and we are thrilled to announce that we celebrated the studio’s nine-year anniversary just a few days ago.
In 2013, we were just a handful of people in a garage, not knowing where the next decade would take us. Nine years, multiple innovations, four titles later, we have weathered the VR storm. We have grown and cultivated a deeply experienced team and acquired bedrock knowledge which will help guide our next steps. Check out a fun synopsis of our history here.
New Content from Cloudhead!
Thanks to our broader success, we Are excited to Announce thAt we’ve begun work on new next-gen VR titles with deeper scope and vision! We can’t wait to share more as these projects develop! Our Cloudhead Labs division is also marching ahead with mad experiments, innovative ideas, and an eye on the future of XR.
With these ambitions comes a rapidly growing team full of talented and passionate VR developers, to support multiple projects. We continue to cultivate a FUN, inclusive and diverse work culture, so keep an eye out for our upcoming career opportunities @CloudheadGames.
Pistol Whip to Bring Modding & Contracts!
We’ve heard you, loud and clear – and modding support for Pistol Whip is something our team wants as much as our players do!
Unlike many of the other action-rhythm games in the VR market, Pistol Whip and its scenes (levels) are fairly complex in nature. Whereas with some other games you can easily input your own beats, the experience, the environment remains largely the same. Pistol Whip levels are custom-crafted worlds from beginning to end and we’re building the tools to make that process more approachable.
We are also excited to announce: code name – Contracts, a new upcoming feature which will once again change up the way you play – whether you are new to Pistol Whip or a seasoned action hero. Contracts will allow players to collect brag-worthy rewards by completing specific and time-critical missions!
Pistol Whip is an essential inclusion in every VR game library, and continues to dominate the charts, accumulating numerous awards and accolades. At launch, Pistol Whip’s Arcade Mode showcased 10 heart-pumping scenes and since then we’ve added an additional 20 scenes, two story-driven cinematic campaigns, the Styles system sandbox, weekly challenges, and Party Mode. With the addition of Styles, we’ve seen players post over 2.5 million scores across more than 100,000 unique leaderboards, with over 5,000 unique styles played every week!
You can read more in Pistol Whip’s 2021 round-up further below. And stay tuned for more @PistolWhipVR updates.
We are happy to be here, and we’re just getting started.