Vacation Simulator scores April release date for PC VR HMDs

Owlchemy Labs has finally announced the release date to their next game Vacation Simulator.


The folks at Owlchemy Labs have been toiling over their next virtual reality game for quite some time, and today they have announced that Vacation Simulator will be coming to PC VR HMDs on April 9. The PSVR version will launch some time in the summer, but PC VR players can get their rest and relaxation next month. The team put together a new destination reveal trailer. Please take a look.

Owlchemy Labs is the same award-winning VR studio who brought us Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Vacation Simulator is the follow-up to Job Simulator and expands on all of the silliness that VR game became known for. The team has also announced the vacation locales to be featured in the game. Players will be able to take it easy at Beach, Forest, Mountain, and Resort destinations when the game releases next month on PC. 

“Vacation Simulator is bigger than anything we’ve done before, and we’re excited to see how everyone experiences ‘vacation’ in their own way,” says Devin Reimer, Chief Executive Owl at Owlchemy Labs. “The sheer interactivity and connected world we’ve built with Vacation Simulator makes for truly mind-boggling possibilities. It’s VR— there is no wrong way to play.”

“To interact with Bots in Vacation Simulator, all you need to do is wave,” explains Andrew Eiche, Chief Technology Owl and Cable Slinger at Owlchemy Labs. “You don’t need a button, you immediately go to wave and it just feels natural. It’s a simple, powerful interaction that allows players to interact with characters and connect with the VR world in a very personal way.”

The VR game will also feature some new customization options for avatars.  Skin tone, visor color, hair style, hair color, facial hair, and glasses will be some of the options as the team strives make a first-class inclusive avatar system in virtual reality.

“We believe everyone should be able to enjoy VR and feel like themselves,” Reimer says. “At Owlchemy we strive to make VR for everyone, and I believe we’re taking huge steps towards achieving that with Vacation Simulator.”

Vacation Simulator will release on Oculus Home and SteamVR on April 9, 2019. The game costs $29.99, which is a lot cheaper than actually going on a real vacation. Stay tuned to Shacknews for more about the game, including the PSVR release date. Virtual recreation awaits, Shackers! 


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