‘Border Bots’ is Like ‘Papers, Please’ for VR, Coming to SteamVR & PSVR 2 This Month


It’s been nearly five years since we played the Border Bots VR demo, then called ‘Border Patrol’, which first introduced the game’s undoubtedly Papers, Please (2013)-inspired border guard simulation. Now the full VR game has an official launch date on PSVR 2 and SteamVR headsets.

Border Bots VR is coming to PSVR 2 and SteamVR on September 28th, with a Meta Quest 2 release slated to arrive early next year, the developers say.

Created by Team17 Digital and Paw Print Games in association with vTime Games, Border Bots VR tasks you with some pretty standard stuff for a border patrol agent: analyzing documents for discrepancies, checking robots for unauthorized modifications, confiscating forbidden items, etc.

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You’ll also get to power up with an array of handy gadgets such as a 3D printer, barcode scanner, and contraband detector as you rise up the corporate ladder.

The studios also released a new gameplay trailer that gives a first glimpse at life in the game’s robotic future.

You can wishlist Border Bots VR on Steam and PSVR 2 today.

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  • ViRGiN


  • It seems a fun game to play

  • Ookami

    Honestly getting a bit tired of the robot motif in vr games. I get why they do it, since it’s harder to get the look of humans right, but they could just go for something stylized like in TWD:SS. This game in particular has me skeptical of their choice, since it removes itself from the human drama of Papers Please, but it seems they’re going for a comedic game anyways.

    Aside from my main complaint it looks like it could be fun in a sort of Job Simulator type fashion.

    • ViRGiN

      Ignorant troll alert!!

      • Ookami

        Nice to see you’re being upfront about what you are now. Though announcing it in the replies is a bit unnecessary

        • ViRGiN

          Ignorant troll alert!

    • CrusaderCaracal

      Saints and sinners doesn’t look good

      • Ookami

        It does in a vr headset. Maybe the graphics could be better, but the humans look really good within it’s style.

        • CrusaderCaracal

          They look ok, but i expected more of the walking dead graphics, not telltale’s the walking dead

          • Ookami

            I can see how it might be disappointing if you were expecting realistic graphics, but tbf they had to make it run on older and less powerful hardware, and going for a TellTale-esque comicbook style is a really good solution, especially given the Walking Dead was originally based on a comic series. Honestly it would be better if more VR games would take Saint’s and Sinners approach, instead of the low-poly roblox look that so many take. Of course, I’d love more high-fidelity HLA-level games as well, but that’s not very feasible atm sadly.