Tiny Trax, the first virtual reality (VR) title from UK studio FuturLab, is now available for PlayStation VR. Delivering a slot car drift racing experience described as ‘Micro Machines meets Scalextric’, the Brighton-based studio aims to immerse players in virtual worlds surrounded by a variety of epic toy racing tracks.
A drifting/boost-recharge mechanic means Tiny Trax is easy to pick up, but challenging to master. The player remains static in the virtual world, while they control the action going on around them, resulting in a comfortable VR experience. The videogame also boasts online multiplayer functionality for up to four players, with 12 tracks across three environments – Tropical, Fire & Ice and Outer Space – and six vehicles to choose from.
The music has been composed by leading videogame composer Joris de Man, whose previous work includes Horizon: Zero Dawn, Killzone and FuturLabs’ own Velocity 2X.
“We’re tremendously excited that Tiny Trax is now available for PlayStation VR,” said FuturLab Director James Marsden. “VR is still a new concept to a lot of people, so we strived to make a game where all the environments evoke emotions of comfort and excitement. In Tiny Trax you play as a full-sized adult in a tiny world with even smaller cars – It’s a hugely compelling and re-playable game that we hope brings a new perspective to VR.”