Upcoming VR traffic sim Traffic Jams is getting a multiplayer mode alongside its already-announced single-player. This news was announced during today's Upload VR Gaming Showcase, which shows off VR titles from a number of different devs.
In Traffic Jams' single-player mode, you'll be directing traffic on your lonesome, but things get a little more interesting when adding more players to the mix (as is always the case). Your friends will be able to play along with you on their smartphones and will be able to affect the game world in intriguing and potentially devastating ways. You can check out the trailer for Traffic Jams' new multiplayer mode right here:
According to Vertigo Games and Little Chicken, players playing along with you will be able to influence the traffic by doing things like calling in meteor strikes and directing traffic themselves. It sounds like this is going to introduce even more mayhem into an already highly-strung game. The two studios are promising that things will get "a little heated" in the new multiplayer mode.
Both Vertigo and Little Chicken say that a common complaint with VR is that it "isolates players from other people in the room". They point to games like Acron and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes as examples of multiplayer titles that bring VR and non-VR players together in the same game. It's their hope that Traffic Jams' chaotic multiplayer mode will accomplish the same feat.
As well as the multiplayer mode, Traffic Jams is also getting a demo. That'll be available this week as part of the Steam Summer Games Festival. The full game launches in September for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Oculus Quest. It's also coming to PlayStation VR.
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