Explore a Green Hell in VR
Green Hell has been announced for VR and will be coming sometime in 2022. It will be playable in Steam VR and the Quest.
Green Hell is already a somewhat popular survival game on Steam and consoles, but now it will take the immersion of the Amazon rain forest to the next level with VR. In VR, you will be able to craft items with your hands, manipulate tree sticks as you would in real life, tossing them to the ground to make a fire, and cook your meal. If it works as advertised, that would be a fun and different way to play a survival game.
In Green Hell, you will play as Jake Higgins, a famous anthropologist who is thrown deep into the emerald and impenetrable Amazonian rain forest. The green hell. Surrounded by predators with only your trusty smartwatch, backpack, and the survival guide you grabbed just before leaving home, you will follow the familiar voice of a loved one through this endless and inhospitable jungle, unveiling bit by bit how you got there in the first place. What you discover will be worse than what you fought so hard against to survive.
Here are some of the key features of Green Hell in VR:
- Crafting in VR – an even more immersive experience that requires you to assemble the right items combining them to make tools, weapons, bandages, and more
- Building – building your makeshift camps with found sticks and plant leaves to construct yourself a safe place to spend the night.
- Healing – realistic body inspection will make you feel closer to your character as you inspect your limbs, bandage wounds, and extract parasites.
- Food sources – you can hunt your dinner down, or you can choose not to kill animals. There are tasty and nutritious fruits like coconuts or bananas, a lot of unknown mushrooms, and plenty of plants, bulbs, and nuts to discover
If you are into survival games, this seems like a great entry! Not really my type of game, but it would be fun to at least check out in VR. I don’t know how many people want to sit in VR long enough to get a good session out of a survival game, but it sounds like an excellent way to show just how immersive VR can be.
Source: Press Release