Steam Greenlight’s library of Oculus Rift enabled games slowly continues to grow with its newest addition, SuperBike TT. Developed by Digital VR studio Ghost Machine, the physics-based bike racer draws heavy inspiration from “classic Simulation racing games like Moto GP, Forza MotorSport, and RalliSport Challege,” and gives players the opportunity to race around fully-immersive fictionalized tracks thanks to the Oculus Rift.
Ghost Machine announced the successful Greenlight campaign with a press release earlier today.
“We could not be more excited to offer SuperBike TT on Steam. Seeing the growing support of VR in the games community as a whole shows the promise for developers who are taking the risk to focus on developing VR native games before the hardware is commercially available.”, stated Neal Nellans, CEO of Ghost Machine.
SuperBike TT’s last big showing was at the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo, where fans had the chance to player around with an earlier build of the game and came away mostly impressed. “SuperBike TT was my studio’s first VR demo,” Nellans added in the press release, “We have come a long way since then, and this game will really shine on the latest VR hardware taking advantage of the newer technology.”
All told, this Greenlight version of the game will feature over a dozen tracks, with more coming when it fully releases (along with a non-Oculus version) in March 2015.
Racing around a track in a moto simulation game might not seem like the most exciting use of Oculus Rift, but if VR is going to take off, these are the type of games that it needs. Not every gamer is going to be interested in being a dolphin trying to cheat on a test or want to put themselves in the plethora of horror games being built for the system. The diversity and broad appeal of a racer such as SuperBike TT is just part of what Oculus and other virtual reality headsets to catch on with mainstream audiences.
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