Job Simulator the virtual reality (VR) videogame by indie developer Owlchemy Labs, was previously thought to be an exclusive for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD). It has now been revealed that the videogame will also be supporting the Oculus Rift HMD as well.
The news was announced at Oculus VR’s Oculus Connect 2 developer conference in Hollywood, California, this week. Owlchemy Labs haven’t previously announced Job Simulator would be coming the Oculus’ HMD let alone support the Touch motion controllers. There are a number of Oculus Touch titles that will be available for demonstration at the conference, so more details will likely emerge as the event continues.
Set in 2050, Job Simulator depicts a world in which robots are common and handle everyday chores that include cleaning and cooking. Previous demos have shown the user seasoning what looks like a steak with plenty of hot sauce whilst examining the virtual kitchen.
With other demos being released for the conference, Oculus VR is likely making a push for more developers to bring out support for its motion controllers, which are due to be released in 2016. The Oculus Touch controllers won’t be available when the HMD is launched in Q1 2016, but a more definative date maybe announced this week.
VRFocus will continue to bring you all the latest news and reveals from the Oculus Connect 2 conference as they’re announced.