It’s always interesting to think about how real life sports games and other activites will translate into virtual reality (VR), but other than a handful of projects, few developers have actually released anything yet. That said, indie developer wwwtyro has just added itself to that small list by releasing a new VR experience based on the classic game of pool, named Tyro VR Pool. The title can be played with an Oculus Rift VR headset.
Tyro VR Pool is currently available for free in pre-release form over on the Oculus VR Share beta. The title takes the classic experience and brings it to life with VR visuals. The normal rules of the game still apply, though users can use the Oculus Rift’s head tracking to gain a perspective of the game not previously possible in other interpretations of the sport. It’s available on PC for now, though Mac and Linux versions may well be coming down the line.
Interestingly enough the title currently doesn’t feature any support for motion controllers such as the Razer Hydra. It’s relatively easy to see how such support could enhance the VR experience here, though the developer hasn’t made any mention of possible integration further down the line. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, bringing you the very latest on the technology.