At PAX East, development studio Gearbox Software announced Borderlands 3 and the free release of all DLCs for Borderlands 2 VR as well as work on a new VR project. According to this, the studio is currently working with American magician and comedian duo Penn & Teller to join the VR experience Penn and Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary & Underhanded for PlayStation VR (PSVR), Oculus Rift and HTC Vive develop. The VR title should appear in the summer of 2019.
Penn and Teller VR – Gearbox Software develops new VR titles for PlayStation VR (PSVR), Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
With Penn and Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary & Underhanded, a new VR title from Gearbox Software is released to bring the magical comedy duo Penn & Teller to the virtual realms. However, information about the new VR game is still being kept under wraps, it has been announced that it will be released for PlayStation VR (PSVR), Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Whether a release is also planned for Windows VR glasses, Oculus Rift S or Oculus Quest remains to be seen.
For those who do not know the duo: The two have been performing together on stage shows since 1970, including in Las Vegas, and combine magic tricks with comedy. In addition, they implement various media projects and act as authors and actors.
Also with the VR technology, the duo has already made acquaintance. Together with Gearbox and developer Studio Dinosaur Games, the absurd VR title Desert Bus VR was released. Originally planned as a mini-game for the never-released Sega Mega CD title Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, the game was unceremoniously implemented as a VR adaptation for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
At Steam, the game is listed in the category “Psycho-horror” and that has a good reason: Destination of Desert Bus VR is to drive eight hours from Arizona through the desert to Nevada. And in an almost empty bus. If you get off the road or overlook an obstacle on the asphalt, you have to drive back in real time. A crazy approach that has now reached cult status.
We look forward to see if the new VR project follows in the footsteps of Desert Bus VR or promises new approaches.