There are a couple of good virtual reality (VR) fishing videogames out there one of which is Ultimate Games’ Ultimate Fishing Simulator VR. If you’re a fan of digitally hooking a few fish then good news, the studio has announced that a sequel is on the way, with the official launch scheduled for next year.
Being developed by Polish studio MasterCode, Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 VR promises more highly detailed, realistic fishing the series is known for. There will be a diverse range of fisheries all based on real-world locations like American Jackson National Park – Snake River, as seen in these screenshots. Locations will feature different seasons and there will be new dynamic water effects to further immerse players in the experience.
Being a fishing simulator the videogame will include various techniques such as spinning, float, ground and fly fishing, sea, ice and beach fishing. Of course, there will be a varied selection of fish to catch but none have been mentioned just yet. The fish will also come with new AI systems which should make them harder to tempt onto the hook.
“Our goal is to set new standards when it comes to fishing simulators. Work on Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 has already suffered some delays, which is simply due to the fact that we want to deliver the game in the highest possible quality. The new instalment will significantly differ from the first one,” said Rafał Jelonek, COO at Ultimate Games in a statement. “We are preparing many different improvements and completely new elements. In a nutshell – Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 includes, among others, vastly improved graphics, additional third-person perspective mode (TPP), as well as new dynamic water and fish AI systems.”
“When creating Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 we did not concentrate solely on avid fishing enthusiasts. We are working on two game modes – one of them will be simplified and aimed at new players, including those who have not had any contact with fishing before,” Jelonek adds. Additionally, instead of solo fishing players can also enjoy online PvP and co-op multiplayer fishing.
Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 VR is scheduled to debut as a Steam Early Access title towards the end of 2021, with the official launch taking place across all platforms in 2022. It’ll support headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality. A non-VR, demo version of Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 is available now via Steam if you want to take an early look. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.