The next few months are going to be an interesting prospect for the virtual reality (VR) industry. Head-mounted displays (HMDs) from HTC and Samsung are due to land by the end of the year and developers will start to see if VR will be as popular as everyone thinks it will be. Owlchemy Labs is one developer that ramping up interest in its VR title by revealing a new job for its HTC Vive and Oculus Rift videogame Job Simulator.
The latest addition to the job catalogue in Job Simulator is that of an Office Worker. Players will be clocking into a 9-to-5 mundane office to experience the excitement of office life. This is the third addition to the job roster after the studio has previously revealed Convenience Store Clerk and Gourmet Chef.
Job Simulator is a simulation of menial labour within a VR experience about experiencing VR simulations of jobs. Set in the year 2050, the player takes on the role of a patron of a VR simulation studio that has designed a number of recreations of day jobs that have now been taken over by robots. Pumping gas, cleaning windows, driving trains etc, have all been taken over by robots, and Owlchemy Labs’ Job Simulator will offer similar tasks for players to attempt in a very tongue-in-cheek manner.
The title was originally revealed as an exclusive for the HTC Vive HMD, but as of yesterday it was revealed Job Simulator would also be supporting the Oculus Touch motion controllers for the Oculus Rift.
VRFocus will continue to update you on all the newest announcements for Job Simulator as they’re revealed.