As VR expertise grows in complexity, it permits us to do extra advanced issues in video games. Our digital palms, as soon as solely able to having the ability to open and shut, have progressed to the purpose the place we will, properly, level. Make particular gestures. Kind, press buttons with particular person fingers, manipulate objects, and carry out delicate duties.
However the hell with all that. Neglect fastidiously rendered palms in VR and take into consideration this as a substitute: What in the event you palms had been baseball bats? Huh? What then, genius? Might you continue to fry an egg, brush your enamel, or pet your canine?
In fact you may, it is simply trickier, and that is the purpose. What the Bat? is the following sport from developer Triband, the creators of the extremely humorous and stunning not-golf sport What the Golf? (opens in new tab), and this time the slapstick comedy is going down in VR. The premise is, your palms are bats, however you continue to want to finish a bunch of minigames which embody:
- Hitting a baseball (to this point, simple)
- Hitting a soccer ball thrown by an elephant
- Getting a sizzling canine from a merchandising machine
- Carrying an egg (now it is getting difficult)
- Controlling a shark with a joystick
- Carving a sculpture
- Brushing your teefs
- Petting a canine (it provides you gloves for this one)
- Ironing a sock
- Taking a shower
- Abducting sheep with a UFO
- Making satellites kiss in area (huh?)
- Having ft
- Making toast
- Hitting a trophy that got here out of a bathroom
Primarily based on the number of stunning moments in What the Golf? I believe there’s far, way more bizarre little video games and twists in What the Bat? than proven within the announcement trailer. It appears to be like extraordinarily goofy and playful, and I am now sitting right here buzzing the theme track, which fits: “What the what the what the what the what the baaaaaaaaat.”
To expertise the frustration and comedy of getting bats for palms, you’ll naturally want a VR headset. What the Bat? will probably be accessible someday this 12 months on Steam and for the Meta Quest 2. Here is the official site (opens in new tab).