2K Games announced recently that they have a game for VR headsets on the way called Carnival Games VR. It reminds me of those awful motion-controlled party games that came out during the Wii’s dominance by every other publisher and their mother. Regardless, Carnival Games VR will feature 12 different mini-games all set within the big top carnival.
The game will feature Alley Ball, Ring Toss, Golden Arm, Down The Stretch, Pop Darts, a Shooting Gallery, Climbing Wall, Shark Tank, Funnel Cake Stacker, Swish, a Haunted House and Fast Pitch. Each of the mini-games will take place within first-person, sporting disembodied hands and a cartoony, visual art-style.
If you actually can’t wait to lay your eyes on Carnival Games VR, there’s some gameplay footage that was captured at a tiny little booth dedicated to 2K’s VR title from PAX West. You can check out the four minute video courtesy of plflorence.
It really does look like a Wii game.
However, I imagine the reason for such sub-par graphics is due to the fact that it has to run well on the PlayStation VR. The PSVR is also designed to run on the vanilla PS4, so graphically impressive games may be a rare feat for the device.
As for Carnival Games VR… outside of the mini-games it’s possible to walk around the carnival grounds and explore the different attractions, as well as use the tickets you earn from winning games to purchase prizes. In fact, they mention on the blog that a lot of the trophies/achievements are earned through the prizes, which actually makes a lot of sense.
You can look for the single-player mini-game to launch on the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift and the PlayStation VR for the PS4 and PS4 Pro, starting October 28th as a digital download for $19.99.