Virtual reality (VR) technology has already been used to adapt many sports into immersive videogames. There’s yet to be a truly convincing football simulation experience, however. Bonzini VR isn’t quite that realisation of true VR football, but it does adapt classic table football for use with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). This month sees indie developer VR ONE release the first version of this new title.
Bonzini VR is simple experience in which players compete against an AI opponent, moving miniature football players around a pitch in order to kick a ball into their goal. Here the title can be played using with a keyboard or gamepad, with the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2) used to give the feeling of really playing the title as if the table itself were there in front of you. Support for multiplayer is expected in a later update.
The title can currently be downloaded for free on VR through VR ONE’s official website along with VR ONE’s other projects, which include Mine Coaster, a VR rollercoaster made in the Minecraft world, and an HD adaption of Riftcoaster. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with all of the latest updates.