Virtual reality (VR) is not only a great gaming platform but an excellent place to learn new skills. What happens when both of those are combined? You get videogames like Cooking Simulator VR, which is set to serve up some culinary delights for PC VR users in a few days.
The work of GameBoom VR, a developer and publisher behind Thief Simulator VR and Into the Darkness, Cooking Simulator VR is an immersive spinoff of the studios’ 2019 title. Offering a highly polished, realistic kitchen equipped with all tools and gadgets a budding chef needs, the VR version will let you truly get hands-on with the cooking process with over 80 recipes to prepare.
Offering gameplay modes including career and sandbox, there are 140+ ingredients to slice and dice your way through, from meat and fish, through to fruit, veg, dairy products, and various liquids, as well as herbs and spices. With realistic physics and advanced cooking mechanics, you can take your time to cook the perfect steak or learn how to multitask and bring a whole meal together.
Even with the realism, there are still gamified mechanics like being able to unlock new skills as you progress through the career mode. This is where you can really find fame as a superstar chef, cooking up gastronomic delights as more and more customers come to your restaurant.
While the essence of Cooking Simulator VR is about realism if you’re really serious about your food, there’s plenty of opportunities to have some fun. Create as much chaos as you like, don’t do the dishes, practise those in-air slicing skills or see what happens when a gas bottle is put in a microwave – seriously don’t do this for real.
Cooking Simulator VR is set for release this Thursday, 29th July 2021 on Steam for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. To see what else this week has in store check out Friday’s The VR Drop for more info. As always, keep reading VRFocus for all the latest VR videogame arrivals.