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VR game ‘Job Simulator’ passes one million sales mark

Employment comedy Job Simulator has accrued 1 million gross sales, 4 years after launch; 2018’s Beat Saber did the identical after months. How’s that for development?

One of many first and best-known VR exclusives of the present, post-Oculus wave, Job Simulator has now racked up over a million gross sales after 4 years of availability.

The slapstick comedy sport has gamers try to meet workday duties related to workplace admin, catering, retail and automotive restore.

Duties are laid out by the robotic curators of a job museum, supervisors whose grip on historic actuality is usually comically unfastened.Job Simulator was an early entrant to the house VR scene, releasing alongside (and included with) HTC’s Vive VR system in April 2016.

At the moment, Oculus VR had simply launched a consumer-grade model of its pioneering Oculus Rift headset, with PlayStation making ready its PSVR setup six months later – Job Simulator was, once more, a launch title for the PS4’s VR headset.

It wasn’t till Could 2019 that Oculus launched the standalone Quest, a self-contained, totally wi-fi variation on its expertise headset that did not require a separate PC to energy it (however may join to at least one if that’s the case desired).

As soon as extra, Job Simulator was available with a bespoke version prepared for the headset’s launch, the implication being that Quest compatibility helped push the VR title previous a million gross sales.

For the reason that debut of Job Simulator, improvement studio Owlchemy Labs launched Rick and Morty Simulator: Digital Rick-ality for PC and PlayStation VR in 2017 and Trip Simulator for a similar platforms in 2019.

It was acquired by Google in 2017.

By the use of comparability, Could 2018’s Beat Saber, a rhythm sport wherein gamers slice coloured blocks in time with music tracks, crossed the a million mark simply 9 months later by March 2019.

It was launched first for PC-based headsets (such because the Oculus and HTC programs) in Could 2018, after which for PSVR in November 2018, whereas nonetheless in intensive improvement.

Oculus proprietor Fb purchased the Beat Saber studio in November 2019. By that time, the Quest headset – and the Beat Saber Android-based Quest version alongside it – had already been launched.

The distinction in time spans might be taken as an instance the expansion of the VR market or, maybe much less charitably, the distinction between the comedic tomfoolery of Job Simulator, nearer to Goat Simulator and Surgeon Simulator, and the extra easy but no much less immersive gameplay of Beat Saber, akin to early 2010s cell hit Fruit Ninja. – AFP Relaxnews

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