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Porco Grande Coming to HTC Vive, Gear VR, New Gameplay Revealed

It’s been a while since the developer of virtual reality (VR) compatible fitness title, Porco Grande, has provided an update on the project. The humorous videogame sadly failed to pass a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign in 2014, but developer Johan Pruys has been pushing on with its production all the same. It’s already known that the project is on its way to the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) on PC, but it’s now also been confirmed that Porco Grande will be released on the debut SteamVR device, HTC Vive, and Samsung’s mobile HMD, Gear VR.

Pruys recently confirmed as much to VRFocus. It wasn’t revealed if these new versions of the title might differ in any way given that the HTC Vive offers Room-Scale tracking through SteamVR and Gear VR utilises Samsung’s latest smartphones instead of a high-powered PC. It’s also still not clear when the title will see a full release.

At the same time, the developer has also provided a look at the third level of the videogame, which takes place at what the Pruys calls ‘The Church of VR’. A full 25-minute gameplay video of the level can currently be seen below. He also explains that this is the point at which the videogame, which sees players driving a car by cycling on a fitness bike in real life, becomes much tougher.

Porco Grande is a first-person fitness experience in which players are cast as an overweight pig on his way to visit his girlfriend. As players progress, they will have to avoid fatty foods and eat healthy items. The title is being developed using Crytek’s CryEngine technology.

VRFocus will continue to follow Porco Grande closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the videogame.