Many of the virtual reality (VR) compatible experiences that hit Valve’s Steam Greenlight system at the moment simply note that they include support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). It’s rare, then, to see a VR dedicated title hit the platform, considering that a consumer version of the device is yet to even be revealed let alone released. That fact hasn’t stopped an indie developer going by the name of Xing Fu Hu Dong from launching VR Park on the service.
VR Park is described by its developer as “an amazing high quality virtual reality entertaining and social platform.” It appears to be a first-person online amusement park made entirley for the Oculus Rift’s first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2). Players can tour the park itself, speaking with other players, while also riding a rollercoaster and taking part in other attractions such as a dinosaur safari. It’s not yet clear when the title might launch, should its Steam Greenlight campaign prove successful.
Interestingly, screenshots for the title seem to reveal the use of famous movie franchises such as Transformers and Jurassic Park within VR Park. VR rollercoasters aren’t a new concept by any means, although developers are yet to develop a full-realised theme park to go along with them. Could VR Park prove to be the first successful application of the concept? VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its development.