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“Kayak VR: Mirage is a soothing, scenic simulator”
Sit back with free roam mode, or race for one of the best occasions (and get a exercise)
Kayaking is superior — it’s such a rewarding solution to spend time open air and see part of nature that many people don’t get to frequently. That mentioned, loading up a kayak with all of your gear, driving to (not-too-busy) vacation spot, hauling it out, and figuring out it’s a must to do all of it once more when you’re completed? It may be an excessive amount of of a problem typically.
Whereas a simulation sport isn’t going to copy the true factor, a newly-released PC VR sport known as Kayak VR: Mirage captures the scenic magnificence and chill vibes of kayaking.
The visible constancy actually sells this kayak sim expertise, and I admire the vary of locales with tropical, chilly, and even stormy eventualities; you may take journeys to Costa Rica, Antarctica, Norway, and Australia. There’s wildlife, too. Don’t sweat the killer whales.
It’s a chill-out sport if you need it to be — or, because the trailer exhibits, you may as well go HAM with aggressive time trials. The sport has asynchronous multiplayer, together with world leaderboards, so for those who’re on the lookout for extra of a rapid-fire exercise, the race is on.
To make it much more immersive, the builders advocate attaching controllers “to a stick or mount” to create a makeshift paddle; right here’s one instance of a controller-holding stick that Quest gamers usually use for Beat Saber. You may need to get artful.
Kayak VR: Mirage is out on Steam with assist for Valve Index, HTC Vive, Home windows Blended Actuality, and Oculus Rift VR headsets. It’s usually $22.99, however at present prices $19.54.
The group at Higher Than Life has larger plans for Kayak VR: Mirage, although I think about the frequency and scope of future content material updates will come right down to how properly the sport sells. There’s a public roadmap with potential concepts like a rise up paddle board, fishing, whitewater, and trash accumulating. There’s already a powerful base to construct upon.