The game originally released in 2017 for PC VR with “very positive” reviews after more than three years on the market. The port to Oculus Quest and Quest 2 is expected to sell for $19.99 with developer Trebuchet pitching the game as letting you craft a series of items like “cigarettes, alcohol and cookies for other inmates while avoiding being caught by the warden! Customize your cell as your reputation grows! Earn cash until you can’t store it anymore and become the Prison Boss!” Sounds charming!
“Prison Boss is a title that was really built for VR with the idea of the jail cell scaling with your VR space,” Vincent Brunet-Dupont, CEO of Trebuchet, said in a prepared statement. “I’d even go as far as saying that having it come to the Quest with its untethered headset makes it the ultimate VR contraband simulator available on the market.”
David liked the game when he reviewed it in 2017, writing that it is “a breath of fresh air. In a market that’s over-saturated with shooters, and blood, and gore, and zombies, it’s nice to experience something with a much more light-hearted and whimsical tone. Fans of Job Simulator and tycoon-style games will find a lot to love here and far more content than expected, but what it gains in breadth it sacrifices in depth. Even still, this is a VR game we’d happily return to as a reward for good behavior.”
We’ll of course have to wait and see how Prison Boss VR [official website] made the jump to the portable Oculus Quest and the new Quest 2. Lets us know in the comments if you’ve been looking forward to this one.
Ian Hamilton is a journalist based in Southern California and managing editor at UploadVR. He’s covered VR full-time since 2015 as well as Oculus VR since 2012. He is interested in the people creating VR and AR hardware and software, their motivations, and how that work affects the people who spend significant time in simulated space. If you have information to pass along you can send him a direct message on Twitter, Facebook or via email.
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