The age of virtual reality is upon us, and while it allows us to see and hear incredibly realistic games already, Ubisoft are taking it one step further with their newest VR game: South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The game, built around the kids from the R-rated comedy show trying to become superheroes, has got a unique VR twist within.
As if the name and premise of the game weren't ironic enough, the virtual reality experience is really going all out on invading your senses. A newly developed "Nosulus Rift" device will be incorporated into the game, allowing players to smell... farts. That's right, farts. I think it would be best if I allowed producer Jason Schroeder to explain it:
"One of your special abilities [as hero, the New Kid] is really the power of your ass."
And that's about the best way to explain it. Ubisoft clearly don't want you to have the best experience, they want you to get the most realistic experience they can while playing their games. Though despite their attempts, being in the world of South Park, it seems unlikely that anything will be all that realistic. If you want to learn a little more about the "Nosulus Rift" and how it works, check out the handy IGN video below!
"This time we wanted to come up with the most immersive way for players to experience the power of the new kid." - Jason Schroeder, Ubisoft Senior Producer.
It certainly seems like Ubisoft have done that at least, but is this a good thing? I'll allow you to come to your own conclusions on that, but if you're up for the Nosulus Rift then you can use it with South Park: The Fractured But Whole when it is released on December 6th!
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