Who wishes arms when you’ll be able to have baseball bats?
That opening line from the release trailer, embedded underneath, just about sums up What the Bat? completely. To be had nowadays on Quest headsets and PC VR by the use of Steam, this new VR unencumber from indie studio Triband is a busy follow-up to What the Golfing? from 2019.
On the other hand, whilst What the Golfing? was once a strictly flatscreen affair, What the Bat? is the exact opposite – it’s a VR unique unencumber. You’ll play thru a sequence of “absurd” minigames, with 100 ranges throughout roughly 4 hours of playtime. The builders describe it as a sport that “challenges you to are living as a modern-day bat-girl, capturing, cooking, smashing, swinging, parking, portray, pickling, or even petting (there’s a canine).”
We attempted out a small portion of the sport previous this 12 months at Gamescom. It was once a barrel of snickers that includes a many fun minigames with in reality wacky premises. It was once additionally reasonably out there for VR beginners, with nice diegetic VR design that places the focal point on immersive interactions versus depending on controller mappings and buttons. Right here’s an excerpt from our hands-on:
Anything else is going in What the Bat, and all of it’s a laugh. The builders know precisely what sort of sport that is and aren’t afraid to double down on the concept that to make it as fun as imaginable. After my demo at Gamescom, I’m hopeful that the whole unencumber will be capable of put a grin on any person’s face, whether or not it’s their first or hundredth time in VR.
We’re taking a look ahead to leaping into What the Bat? this weekend. Our complete assessment is already within the works – stay a watch out for that within the coming days. What the Bat? is to be had now for Quest, Quest 2 and Quest Professional, along PC VR headsets by the use of Steam.