Subscribe To Unleash Your Inner Frat Boy With The SportsBarVR Trailer Updates
Perilous Orbit and Cherrypop Games have released new footage of their upcoming billiard room, sports bar game called SportsBarVR. The game features various activities that gamers can partake in, all within the confines of a virtual reality space thanks to the PlayStation VR headset.
The trailer that they released above was posted up recently on the official PlayStation YouTube channel, featuring just over a minute's worth of gameplay.
In the background there are bartenders and maybe a bouncer or patron hanging around by the side of the bar. There's a lot of depth to the presentation of the game, making it look really good.
The clip shows a couple of players shooting pool with their disembodied PlayStation Move wands, sporting some nice ball physics.
The clip also shows skeeball mini-games, which are located just off to the side of the pool tables. In the background we can see some televisions playing some sporting clips while some people lounge around near some contemporary chairs.
A dart board is just opposite of the skeeball games, the latter of which allows up to four players to compete for high scores.
We also get to see some of the more miscellaneous aspects of SportsBarVR. You can grab beer bottles and stack them on top of each other for no other reason than for doing it just for kicks. You can also throw the objects to create a bit of chaos in the room.
There's also an air hockey mini-game, where two players can compete against each other, and there's also a miniature curling table as well.
The feedback for the game has been rather positive, as a lot of people like that it's just a good looking, physics-based, hang-out for multiple players.
My only gripe is that there are no actual player characters there. It would have been really awesome if they had kept the PlayStation Home around and had it integrated into games like SportsBarVR. Having your avatar appear while in virtual reality would have made a heck of a lot of sense, but that kind of long-term thinking and ecosystem just wasn't on the table for Sony.
If the price of entry is kept low and the frame-rate and latency are acceptable, then I could easily see this game becoming a sleeper smash hit like Carnival Games or Wii Sports. The upcoming title will be made exclusively available for the PlayStation VR headset. They did not announce an official release date for the title yet, but with the PlayStation VR set to launch later this month, it will likely arrive soon.