One of the weirder trends in the gaming industry lately comes in the form of simulation games. Everything can be a simulator game these days, including driving big trucks. Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a multiplatform VR game some people have taken a liking to It is not a game which warrants a VR overhaul in our opinion, though, but there is certainly a market for these types of projects. Whether or not ti is worth your money, remains to be determined.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 is Realistic , to a Certain Degree
Nearly everyone has seen someone play Euro Truck Simulator at least once in their lifetime, Your task is to drive goods from point A to point B and navigate the traffic and weather conditions along the way. One of the main selling points of the game is the impressive visuals, and they certainly do not disappoint in VR either. In fact, one could argue this is one of the more relaxing driving simulations you will ever play. Euro Truck Simulator 2 puts users in control of their vehicle, which is incredibly detailed. Feeling like you sit in the cockpit of a truck while keeping tabs on everything quickly becomes a hassle.
While we applaud the effort of bringing this game to virtual reality, the port isn’t entirely up to par. Payers do feel as if they effectively steer the truck along the roads and beautiful sceneries. One of the downsides is how looking from left to right may tax your computer system a bit too much, as it needs to render the proper graphics accordingly. In fact, in some cases you will see things you shouldn’t. There is no collision detecting either when clipping through your truck’s cabin, which is somewhat of a problem.
Additionally, players may suffer from motion sickness, although most of these concerns have been relieved by the game developers. Unfortunately, there are still reports of people experiencing nausea even minutes into the game. It is virtually impossible to get rid of motion sickness entirely, that much is evident. The developer is working out kinks along the way, as they want to keep as authentic as possible. Perhaps not venturing into VR so she would have been a better course of action. Then again, we need more decent content creators and one can only learn from dipping their toes in uncharted waters.
For the time being, SCS has no plans to make a full VR Euro Truck Simulator just yet. Their second version of this game has VR support, but it doesn’t necessarily warrant using it by any means. VR Driving experiences are certainly a promising market, assuming there is enough demand for it. It is good to see some slower-paced, enjoyable games come to market as well, though. Right now, the game has VR support for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, although there is some trickery involved in getting it to run properly.
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