Last month Gearbox Software (Borderlands 2 VR) released Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary & Underhanded, a social virtual reality (VR) experience to entertain and prank your friends for PC headsets and Oculus Quest. Now, the studio has announced that it’ll be releasing the title for PlayStation VR owners today.
There’s no difference between the PC and PlayStation VR version of the videogame, with players having access over 12 tricks (or ‘Bits’ as they’re called). Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U & U combines the duo’s own personal brand of magic and comedy, featuring some of their most famous tricks including the infamous ‘Bullet Catch’.
The title has both single-player and local multiplayer modes available. The multiplayer is the core of the experience, where the magician is the non-VR player while the willing participant (or unwitting friend) dons the headset to engage in some magical VR fun. For instance, there’s a digital version of ‘Whack ‘a’ Mole’ with players having to slam their hand on a table. If the magician was feeling so inclined they could place an item on the table for some hilarious consequences, a lump of goo for example or an egg.
When there’s no one around the single-player mode enables players to become a ‘willing’ volunteer in one of Penn & Teller’s acts, such as trying to escape a tank filling with water by trying to find the right keys for a series of padlocks. Or in between acts players can always relax in the Monkey Room, the actual room participants of the live shows get to see. Here players can learn more about Penn & Tellers tricks.
Gearbox Software announced Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U & U back in April, with the first official debut to press taking place at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 last month. VRFocus took a look at that early showcase and spoke with Jacob Lavender, Technical Designer on Penn & Teller VR in this interview. This is the first Penn & Teller videogame from the studio, the first being Desert Bus.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U & U, reporting back with any further updates to the title.