Job Simulator Confirmed for PlayStation VR

One of the more wacky, albeit strikingly realistic games that was announced during the PlayStation Experience event this weekend was for a...
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    One of the more wacky, albeit strikingly realistic games that was announced during the PlayStation Experience event this weekend was for a simulator which is set thirty-five years into the future. Simulation games such as this one have become increasingly popular over the past several years, and the thorough attention to detail in Job Simulator may just up the ante to a level that has not been reached before by previous developers.

    In Job Simulator we will be travel to the year 2050, to a time when robots have taken over all human jobs throughout society. During this time of technological achievement, the Job Simulator was created to provide humans the nostalgia of working a normal 9 to 5, and doing it however they seem fit. Participants of the simulator can experience what it would be like to have a career as a gourmet chef, and even as a simple office worker or convenience store clerk. But do not fret, this game will not be a monotonous flow of never-ending orders to fill or deadlines to meet. Instead, it will be a breath of fresh air to the entire gaming community, giving players an endless amount of possible actions that will make them feel as if they are truly moving around in the workspace of the job they’re performing. Office worker, convenience store clerk, and gourmet chef are just three of the five jobs that will be featured initially when the game first launches. If the game turns out to be successful, it can be assumed that more job positions will be produced by the developers.

    The PlayStation Camera and dual PS Move Controllers are two key components that pave the way for completely fluid interaction with the in-game environments. Players will be able to go about their workday as they please, whether it includes drowning a raw steak in an entire bottle of sriracha sauce, or juggling coffee mugs after making a duplicate copy of your stapler. In between all your humorous antics there will presumably be the option to fulfill the tasks of whichever role you're currently simulating. The developers have precisely tuned the motion detection in Job Simulator and have revolved it around your hands so that every movement will feel as if it were really happening. These actions will in turn provide the player countless hours of hilarious fun throwing stuff around for no reason as they randomly execute absurd hijinks.

    When combining realistic physics and split-second reactions to the user’s movements, the gameplay, mechanics, and fps of the game needed to all be at peak performance, but also needed to function effortlessly alongside each other. Because of this, the developers of Job Simulator have devoted their attention to optimize further than they ever thought possible, pushing the game’s fps from the industry standard of sixty, to a whopping ninety frames per second.

    Job Simulator is now confirmed for release onto PlayStation VR, but will also be coming to the HTC Vive and Oculus Touch. However, the exact date we can expect a launch is not yet known. The CEO of Owlchemy Labs also revealed that they have something special planned for PlayStation fans, and will be announcing more information regarding it soon.

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  1. Salus
    Wtf is this :hilarious: You get put in an environment and get to throw sh*t around and that's a job simulator?
    1. televisedfool
      Sorta yeah.. But it's a work station and as far as I know, you can mess around like you were shown or you can actually do your *job*
    2. denz
      game seems to simulate working just as much goat simulator being a goat.
    3. televisedfool
      Who made you the expert on what being a goat is like?


      just kidding lol.
  2. denz
    Seems like a trash heap game to me. Even the shot staples despawn close to instantly, very immersive and realistic...
    1. televisedfool
      Not at all. PS VR is in its infancy and as such, it's new to developers and not every top notch developer is interested in bringing a AAA game to it or supporting it. It's not a matter of hardware restraints and comes down to the developer. Just look at Ace Combat 7, it's going to be a gorgeous game just like the past games and PS VR is fully supported.

      As for games built from the ground up, this is the same content we saw in Oculus infancy.
  3. televisedfool
    I can't wait to get my hands on PlayStation VR and play some of these games that are coming out for it. :biggrin:
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  4. TheItalianLad
    hahah, I think people work enough IRL to play this game.
    Looks fun though, sucks it isn't on xbox. Would be awesome to actually wipe the dust off my kinect for once.
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    1. Sage602
      The only reason its not on xbox is because microsoft is too dumb to make something so good because it takes too much time and money.
  5. 3xTiNcT
    Yeah I work enough, I'd rather not play a game where it's like I'm working more.. lol.
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    2. 3xTiNcT
      It does look like that but still, I don't think I could play it.
    3. MoMo
      I agree. Wouldn't even spark my interest tbh. Maybe 12 minutes and then be bored.
    4. 3xTiNcT
      Exactly, maybe little kids might like it.