‘Groundhog Day VR’ to Launch in September on Rift, Vive & PSVR, Gameplay Trailer Here


Sony, MWM Immersive, and Tequila Works today announced that their upcoming VR adventure Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is set to launch next month, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR.

The game is being billed as a VR narrative adventure which is set in the world of the 1990s classic film Groundhog Day (1993). The VR adventure is slated to launch globally on September 17th for $30.

In Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, players dip back into the world of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as the son of Phil Connors, the aptly named Phil Connors Junior. The game, which traps you in a time loop à la the original film, is said to include puzzles and much of the iconic (and now cartoonish) environments from the game’s namesake.

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son will be available for pre-order on PlayStation Store, Oculus Store, Viveport, and Steam starting tomorrow, August 20th. PlayStation Plus members will be able to pre-order the game at a discounted price of $27.

For a limited time, US and Canada-based pre-orders will also include a code to download a digital copy of Groundhog Day the film.

Groundhog Day VR will be available for demo at Gamescom this week. We have feet on the ground in Cologne, Germany, so strap in for the latest in AR/VR news to come from the world’s largest gaming event.

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  • Zach Mauch

    Rated M? I wonder why.

    • Sven Viking


      • JesuSaveSouls

        So that’s why it’s rated mature ?

        • Sven Viking

          Only a guess.

  • $30? Like Beat Saber? I hope this game is really a ton of fun for that price

    • Jeremy Kins

      And if it’s five hours? Who cares. If it’s a great experience, and well produced, 30 dollars for a VR experience is fair when you factor in how different the mediums are and how intensive VR development can be. I know you’re a respected member of the VR community, but we need to stop thinking this way all the time. it’s necessary when features are missing or promised and not delivered, but if a game is a full product start to end, consider the experience versus the length when quantifying if the money was worth it.

    • namekuseijin

      pre-ordered already for psvr. I love the movie, the studio is respectable and Sony Pictures backing – the writing in the scripted scenes sounds fun. The time loop concept should work well for JobSim-like VR gameplay…

  • JesuSaveSouls

    It looks like a interesting game.

  • Jeremy Kins

    I thought this was also coming to Quest?