Austin-based VR studio Ghost Machine has announced that their latest game title, "Gumball Drift" will be available for the HTC Vive VR platform at this weeks' launch on April 5.
The game which features a miniature racing league that can be played seated, or at room scale on the HTC Vive, will be the first official release from the studio on the new VR platform.
"I'm really excited that we are able to be part of such a well orchestrated and amazing launch of such a ground breaking product as the HTC/Valve Vive." commented Neal Nellans, CEO of Ghost Machine. "It's been a pleasure to work with the great partners at HTC and Valve, and we are looking forward building many more games for their platform.", added Nellans.
The game, available tomorrow from digital downloading service Steam and the Studios Website, features both single player and multiplayer modes, allows players to control race cars in a miniature environment against one another. Using this unique perspective, Ghost Machine was able to eliminate all of the motion sickness usually associated with Virtual Reality. "With 10 different racing environments and 3 different difficulties, I expect players to be immersed in the game for longer periods of time and comfort was a primary focus.", Nellans mentioned.
HTC Vive is an upcoming virtual reality headset being developed by HTC and Valve Corporation. This headset is designed to utilize "room scale" technology to turn a room into 3D space via sensors, with the virtual world allowing the user to navigate naturally, with the ability to walk around and use motion tracked handheld controllers to vividly manipulate objects, interact with precision, communicate and experience immersive environments.