Virtual reality (VR) will likely have a large impact on sports videogames once the technology hits the mainstream, allowing players to step inside of their favourite games. Horse racing is no exception to that rule. Today sees the launch of a new Steam Greenlight campaign for an upcoming VR racing title named Jockey Rush. The campaign hopes to raise enough ‘yes’ votes in order to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital store come full release. If successful, then Jockey Rush will launch with support for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMD).
Jockey Rush is a first-person horse racing experience in which players compete in events from around the world, aiming to earn enough reputation and achievements to be crowned the best. The title will arrive with a number of different modes but also includes a Battle Mode in which players can knock the opposition off of their mounts while trying not to be spotted by stewards. Grand Nation and Derby races are also set to be included. The title uses the Starts Orders 6 racing engine that was used to create the videogame of the same name.
A release date for Jockey Rush, which the developer describes as a mix between G1 Jockey and Road Rash, is yet to be announced. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress, reporting back with any further updates on it.