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Mirage is a soothing, scenic simulator – Destructoid

Relax with free roam mode, or race for the most effective occasions (and get a exercise)

Kayaking is superior — it’s such a rewarding option to spend time outdoor and see part of nature that many people don’t get to regularly. That stated, loading up a kayak with all of your gear, driving to (not-too-busy) vacation spot, hauling it out, and realizing you need to do all of it once more when you’re achieved? It may be an excessive amount of of a trouble typically.

Whereas a simulation recreation isn’t going to duplicate the actual factor, a newly-released PC VR recreation 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 respect the vary of locales with tropical, chilly, and even stormy situations; you’ll be able to take journeys to Costa Rica, Antarctica, Norway, and Australia. There’s wildlife, too. Don’t sweat the killer whales.

It’s a chill-out recreation if you need it to be — or, because the trailer reveals, you can too go HAM with aggressive time trials. The sport has asynchronous multiplayer, together with world leaderboards, so in case you’re searching for extra of a rapid-fire exercise, the race is on.

To make it much more immersive, the builders suggest 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 sometimes use for Beat Saber. You might need to get artful.

Kayak VR: Mirage is out on Steam with assist for Valve Index, HTC Vive, Home windows Combined Actuality, and Oculus Rift VR headsets. It’s usually $22.99, however at present prices $19.54.

Kayak VR: Mirage time trial race
Competing for the quickest time with asynchronous gamers.

Future updates

The crew 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 arise paddle board, fishing, whitewater, and trash accumulating. There’s already a robust base to construct upon.

In different PC VR information, Steam is internet hosting a VR Fest on Monday, July 18, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. The occasion can have recreation offers and demos of upcoming VR titles.

Jordan Devore

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random photos. They’re something however random.



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