2K Games has been less than committal to the new medium of virtual reality (VR) thus far, with the publisher’s CEO suggesting that the technology is too ‘anti-social’ before stating that the company will be ‘first in line if VR takes off’. However, it seems that there’s more bubbling under the surface, as VRFocus has learned that 2K Games has a VR title set to be ready for the launch of PlayStation VR.
The Carnival Games videogame series is one which has continuously proved commercially successful on motion-control platforms, debuting on the Nintendo Wii and seeing outings for the Xbox 360’s Kinect and PlayStation 3’s PlayStation Move devices, amongst many others. According to sources close to 2K Games, next to join that line-up will be PlayStation VR and HTC Vive.
Carnival Games VR, according to information VRFocus has received, is set to launch on HTC Vive and PlayStation VR this October. An Oculus Touch compatible version has also been discussed, though there is no confirmation that this edition exists at present.
Other details, such as which experiences will be available as part of the package, pricing and whether or not the videogame will see a retail package alongside a digital release, are not yet available. VRFocus has reached out to 2K Games for comment and will update this story with any response received.
Update: Following the publication of this article an official confirmation came via the way of the PlayStation Blog, which confirms the digital-only release date of 28th October 2016, as well as detailing the minigames included: Alley Ball, Ring Toss, Golden Arm, Down The Stretch, Pop Darts, Shooting Gallery, Climbing Wall, Shark Tank, Funnel Cake Stacker, Swish, Haunted House, Fast Pitch.
Source: 2K Games to Bring the Fun to VR This October [UPDATED]