Earlier in the year Codemasters revealed a new racing videogame that pays tribute to the likes of manic multiplayer experiences such as Micro Machines. That videogame is Toybox Turbos, a table top racing experience for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Today marks the release of both the PC and PlayStation 3 versions of the videogame, while the Xbox 360 version will hit on 14th November 2014. The developers have plenty more in store for the title, including support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) on PC.
Oculus Rift support will be arriving for Toybox Turbos in December 2014 as a free update. The VR support can be used with two different camera perspectives, the first being a chase camera that puts players in the middle of the action and the other being a third-person camera that gives players a unique view of the world from above. The latter option aims to give players the feeling that they are looking down and playing with toy cars themselves.
Toybox Turbos offers players the chance to drive and customise 35 different vehicles across 18 tracks, each with different themes and obstacles. As you’d expect, the title features a range of both single and multiplayer modes including boss battles and classic four-player local races. Online races will also feature as players master tracks that will see them zipping across kitchen tables and over science experiments, avoiding everyday items that act as obstacles and using items to get ahead of the competition.
This doesn’t mark Codemaster’s first foray into VR. The company also add experimental Oculus Rift support to GRID: Autosport earlier in the year. As for Toybox Turbos, the title can be downloaded on PC and PlayStation 3 now for £11.99 GBP. VRFocus will continue to follow Toybox Turbos going forward, reporting back with all the latest updates on it.