Virtual reality (VR) fans will know Owlchemy Labs’ anticipate upcoming videogame, Job Simulator, as one of a handful of experiences that helped introduce HTC and Valve’s HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) earlier in the year, making full use of the SteamVR system. Since then it’s also been confirmed that the title is in development for the Oculus Rift too using the Oculus Touch controllers. That leaves one more major HMD; PlayStation VR for PlayStation 4. Today, Owlchemy Labs has finally confirmed that Job Simulator is also on its way to the console-based device.
The news was announced during today’s PlayStation Experience fan event in San Francisco, California. Job Simulator is a first-person experience set in a version of 2050 in which robots now handle most of the work that previously occupied the lives of humans. As a result, a robot named JobBot creates a virtual job simulator for humans to use, teaching them what it was like to be employed. Players will be able to carry out a number of different jobs from preparing food to working in an office and more, causing gleeful mayhem as they go.
The PC-based versions of Job Simulator use each HMD’s respective position-tracked controllers, and the same is thought to be the case for PlayStation VR. This means that the title should support the PlayStation Move motion controllers, which will act as their hands in-game, allowing them to reach out and grab items and interact with them in different ways. A release date for Job Simulator is yet to be set, though PlayStation VR itself isn’t expected to launch until the first half of 2016, with the other platforms scheduled to arrive in Q1.
VRFocus is at PlayStation Experience itself. Expect hands-on coverage as well as interviews and new updates from all PlayStation VR compatible titles at the event as well as the tech itself.