Some of us will climb Mount Everest and will have a story to tell our kids and grandchildren. Some of us aren’t quite that ambitious. We can still see the world, however, if only virtually. That’s where a game such as Everest VR enters the picture. The title is now available on PlayStation VR (PSVR for short), courtesy of Sólfar Studios.
Originally released for the HTC Vive starting in August 2016, Everest VR allows players to admire breathtaking vistas from the heights of one of the world’s most famous mountains. VR technology ensures the experience feels more personal than one you would have with traditional console or PC hardware.
“When we set out to develop Everest VR, our mission was to traverse a new frontier for virtual reality,” said Kjartan Pierre Emilsson, co-founder and CEO of Sólfar Studios. “We wanted to push the boundaries of what VR technology is capable of doing and create an immersive experience so realistic that it evokes an emotional response. Since its initial release for HTC Vive last year, we have continued to expand upon EVEREST VR with exciting new content. We’re thrilled to be able to have PlayStation VR users summit Mt. Everest in VR, starting today.”
There is more than one way to climb a mountain, as numerous brave souls have discovered over the years. Everest VR retraces some of the more famous routes past adventurers have followed while ascending Mount Everest’s summit. Photographs from the 1953 British Expedition are also provided, and players will be able to view the world below them from perspectives similar to the ones climbers have seen throughout history.
Everest VR is available for $14.99 USD on the PlayStation Store. Our experience with the previous edition suggests the PSVR port will also be something special. Are you ready to go climb a mountain?