PlayStation VR

Oct 06

Prepare to Job with Job Simulator, Out October 13 on PS VR

Alex Schwartz's Avatar Posted by on Oct 06, 2016 // CEO, Owlchemy Labs

Hello Humans! IT’S ALMOST TIME TO JOB! Job Simulator is launching day-one on PlayStation VR! This means that the same day you get your meaty hands on your brand spankin’ new HMD, you’ll be able to use your virtual hands to cause unending mischief in Job Simulator.

We’re so excited to be launching on PS VR. We’ve spent a ton of time working to make a fantastic living room experience, making sure the game is super smooth, accurate, and squeezes every ounce of performance from the hardware.

This included spending an inordinate amount of time focusing on getting your hands in VR feeling “right.”

Whenever people get into VR, one of the very first things they do is look at their hands — hands are so intrinsically important to the person in VR. They’re everyone’s natural and primary method of interacting with the real world.

At Owlchemy, we fundamentally believe that one of the most important tenets of VR are hands that can naturally manipulate anything. When a player can seamlessly use their hands to accurately throw, grab, twist, smack, and generally cause mayhem, it’s a thing of beauty, and some really amazing physics-based shenanigans are possible. Juggling? Go for it! Balancing eight pieces of bread on top of each other and then toppling your bread-tower by tossing a half-eaten tomato? Go nuts. With 6-degrees-of-freedom hand interactions and accurate physics, almost anything is possible. We can’t wait to see what players will come up with!

In order to pull off smooth hand interactions, we worked extremely hard to consistently hit 90 frames per second throughout the entire game. This required a lot of optimization, testing, and re-optimization, but the result is an experience that allows for chugging coffee with one hand while typing on a binary keyboard with the other, all with relative ease (If, of course, you can pull that off in real life!).

So be sure to pick up two PlayStation Move Motion Controllers and try it for yourself– you’ll need those to have full control of your hands in order to toss tires, fling fruit, and throw a stapler at your boss.

Also, we’re super thrilled to be included on the PlayStation VR Demo Disc! Our short office demo will let everyone get a small taste of all the chaos, jokes, and oversized hotdogs included in the full version of Job Simulator. Once you’ve been sufficiently sold on the automated robotic future that is Job Simulator, simply eat the “Buy!” Donut at the end of the demo to be taken directly to the store page! PREPARE. TO. JOB.

//Add Your Own

11 Comments   4 Replies

1

+ Amnalehu on October 6th, 2016 at 7:22 am said:

Jobing make me feel good! Looks like tons of fun!


    Alex Schwartz's Avatar

     

    + Alex Schwartz on October 6th, 2016 at 7:30 pm said:

    We like it! Can’t wait for you to try it!


2

+ four24twenty on October 6th, 2016 at 8:09 am said:

I didn’t realize this game supports “6-degrees-of-freedom hand interactions”. Sold. Already have my PS Move controllers, just gotta wait 1 more week.


    Alex Schwartz's Avatar

     

    + Alex Schwartz on October 6th, 2016 at 7:32 pm said:

    6dof is really allows players to move seamlessly through interactions. Glad you’re pre-prepared!


3

+ NEXUSPRIME007 on October 6th, 2016 at 8:18 am said:

I can’t wait to come home from a long day at work so I can play virtual Job Simulator.


4

+ bigfatdan on October 6th, 2016 at 8:28 am said:

Is this going to be available for pre-order or am I just going to have to buy all of my games and download them the first day?


    Alex Schwartz's Avatar

     

    + Alex Schwartz on October 6th, 2016 at 7:33 pm said:

    We haven’t announced any pre-order info yet. We’ll post on our social media (@owlchemylabs on Twitter) if it becomes available.


5

+ cybersausage08 on October 6th, 2016 at 9:56 am said:

Pricing for Europe anyone?


6

+ Welmosca on October 6th, 2016 at 11:24 am said:

Looks like a good game for lazy people and loafers who don’t wanna work…Job Simulator is at hand lol.

Seriously now…looks fun by the trailer,it reminds me of Surgeon Simulator.


7

+ Munsonator14 on October 6th, 2016 at 5:49 pm said:

How much will the full game cost? One of my most awaited games, wanna make sure I’ve got enough!!


    Alex Schwartz's Avatar

     

    + Alex Schwartz on October 6th, 2016 at 7:34 pm said:

    We haven’t announced pricing yet. Stay tuned!


8

+ MERKYWATERZ on October 6th, 2016 at 10:11 pm said:

This is the game I’ve been waiting to try in vr for some time now. I’ve been intrigued since I saw it on the rift/vive. I’m so glad it’s coming to ps vr. Nice job humans!


9

+ deadcow-ps on October 7th, 2016 at 2:08 am said:

So much job. Really looking forward to this. Any news on price yet?


10

+ Kishnabe on October 7th, 2016 at 1:28 pm said:

Will this make me better at my real job, :) ?

Please bring Rick and Morty Sim to Console VR.


11

+ TheChadV1 on October 11th, 2016 at 6:53 pm said:

Is there a Australia Release for this? Can’t seem to find it on the store yet. Or is it only going up tomorrow…..


Comments are closed. We close the comments for posts after 30 days

PlayStation Blog