For VRFocus’ weekly round up of sporty virtual reality (VR), we’ve got a wrestling superstar who tries PlayStation VR with a few jump scares, NFL legend Joe Montana will soon be launching VR experience Montana 17, and indie developer Dariusz Pietrala looks for funding to create an immersive version of mobile title Ski Jump.
WWE Superstar BIG E Gets Scared Playing Until Dawn: Rush of Blood on PS VR
Last weeks feature included WWE wrestlers Cesaro and R-Truth trying PlayStation VR Worlds Collection‘s The London Heist and Danger Ball respectively. Some of the best VR related videos on YouTube usually involve scary titles and this next one is no different. WWE Superstar BIG E gets to play Supermassive Games’ on-rails horror shooter Until Dawn: Rush of Blood to hilarious effect.
NFL Star Joe Montana Set to Launch VR Project Montana 17
NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and video game veteran Damon Grow have co-founded a new studio called Superstar Games. For its first project the fledgling studio will launch Montana 17, a VR American football title that will support both Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR.
Providing an experience from the quarterback’s perspective, Montana 17 is a seven-on-seven all-passing game with four quarters. Daydream will control the QB with its supplied remote, while Gear VR users will use the touchpad.
Montana 17 will be licensed by the NFL Players Association, allowing NFL superstars like Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr., and Montana himself to feature.
“To be at the frontier of a new dawn of gaming medium was too good to pass up,” said Grow, CEO of Superstar Games, reports Sport Techie. “What we tried to accomplish is transporting the mind to the world of football. To give you the sense of elation and presence of actually being in the game being cheered on by thousands of fans. It’s quite exhilarating. Hearing the crowd, the strategy of picking plays in real time, the crunch of getting tackled at the line of scrimmage and playing as your current football heroes.”
Ski Jump VR Seeks Indiegogo Funding
Ever fancied giving ski jumping a go but been a little too scared to try? Well indie developer Dariusz Pietrala has the solution with his VR experience Ski Jump VR. Originally a mobile title for iOS and Android, Pietrala now plans the upgrade the title buy supporting PC, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift head-mounted displays (HMDs).
Looking for funding via Indiegogo, the developer looks to raise $2000 USD to bring the project to fruition. The basic video game will come with 10 hills and 3 gameplay modes to master, but stretch goals will expand this further. If the campaign hits $5000 then 5 more hills will be added, $10,000 for another 5 and $25,000 for even more.