The Game Awards are off to a good start with the announcement of Vacation Simulator, the follow-up to the virtual reality hit Job Simulator.
Shown during the pre-show of the awards ceremony, the trailer gave us the sneakiest of peaks at the upcoming title. Like the 2016 original, Vacation Simulator lets players live out their fantasies in virtual environments. Set in the far future in a robotic museum meant to give visitors a look at what life was like for humans in the 21st century. You’ll be able to visit a slew of typical vacation activities like fishing, volleyball, and plenty of others.
Very little was shown in the first trailer, but if you’ve played the original at all, you know what to expect. There will be plenty of self-referential humor, a lot of visual gags, and charmingly blocky graphics. Although, everything does look a little smoother around the edges this time around.
The original robotically clawed its way into hearts and minds thanks to how inherently silly and fresh it was. A little more polish goes a long way, though. VR games have made huge strides in the last year, and now we get to see how Owlchemy games have learned from their past projects.
The footage shown at The Game Awards lasted less than a minute and was mainly meant to serve as an announcement for the game itself. There is only so much gameplay you can show of a VR game without putting a headset on someone. But as the new technology gets further integrated into already established platforms, there will be more games to sink your teeth into.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see what more news Owlchemy Games has to share on this upcoming title before it settles in front of our vision sometime next year.
Vacation Simulator will release on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR in 2018.