In an interview with Kinda Funny Games on their Day 2 Live Stream coverage on GDC, Gareth Hughes revealed some new details on the upcoming RIGS: Mechanized Combat League.
The lead director first mentioned that, although the development team at Guerrilla Cambridge is currently not focusing on the eSports elements, they will do everything they can to support competitive eSports play if there is enough demand for it post launch. With that said, there will be some progression tracking as the game will have leagues, rankings and tournaments.
In terms of arenas, he also confirmed that there will be more places, which are going to be based on famous locations, to play in addition to the Rio and Dubai stages shown so far. Each of the arenas will also offer different configurations based on the game type as well.
Furthermore, Gareth Hughes revealed that RIGS: Mechanized Combat League currently does not support the PlayStation Move and, as of right now, can only be played exclusively using the PlayStation VR headset. He did confirm that the videogame will come with a Platinum trophy, however.
Last but not least, Mr. Hughes confirmed there will be computer bots in the game, adding that the development team is trying to tone down the A.I. as it may be too good for the player to handle.
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League is currently expected to be a launch window game for the PlayStation VR when the accessory launches in October. If you are interested, you can keep an eye on the product page for the virtual reality headset, as well as its add-on accessories, with this link on Amazon.