Hot on the heels of HTC’s suprise ‘Vive’ VR Headset announcement – a partnership with Valve, Owlchemy labs has teased it’s newest virtual reality IP, to debut on Valve’s Steam VR platform.
Owlchemy labs have been at the forefront of VR games for quite some time now. As the developers of Aaaa! for the Awesome, the futuristic Sky-Diving arcade game which debuted on the Oculus Rift DK1, they proved their skill set with one of the best VR games to date.
Now, Owlchemy labs is gearing up for commercial virtual reality, partnering with Valve on their new SteamVR platform – designed to bring PC gaming to the living room. Alongside HTC’s brand new VR Headset ‘Vive’, which sees the Taiwanese mobile giant becoming Valve’s reference hardware manufacturer for VR Hardware, VR looks to be headed to our homes very soon indeed.
Not many details yet as to what Owlchemy’s new game / application is, or what we can expect from it in terms of gameplay – other than its name ‘Job Simulator’, but the company did have this to say:
It’s thrilling to play a part in the upcoming explosion of consumer VR and we’re proud to add another amazing opportunity to the list by being one of only a few select developers building content for some of the most incredible VR hardware in the world.
Aside from that – we’ll have to content ourselves with images shared on the company’s blog and the teaser video posted above and wait impatiently for news from next week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week. We of course will be there and will be meeting with Owlchemy to find out the details.