Archive for March, 2019

Walk the Plank VR Experience

Could you get off the Board 500 feet in the sky? Learn to conquer your fear of heights with virtual reality and the Walk The Plank experience. Go and try!

One of the best VR group games, Walk The Plank Experience, finally came out on PSVR last week. But, incredibly, the developer of Toast is now warning some people against buying it.

The Studio reached out to Reddit this week after some backlash related to the console version of the game, which forces players to experience their fear of heights by physically walking across a virtual whiteboard on a skyscraper. In the American PlayStation Store, the average user rating is two and a half stars, and in the EU – only two stars. But on Steam, where the game was released last year, it has a user rating of “Very positive.” Obviously something is going on, and I’m not talking about a walk on the Board.

We have developed Walk The Plank Experience specifically for the entertainment of your friends and family. It’s a useful experience to identify when you have visitors or parties, ” the developer wrote in r / PSVR. “So if you’re not planning on using it for this, it’s probably not for you. Please don’t buy this! It’s not a game you can play for hours on your own.”

The note implies that people complained about the price tag of $ 14.99 (the same as on Steam). We haven’t seen any comments for ourselves, but suspect PSVR owners might have been caught off guard by the game’s emphasis on what Toast calls a Real Plank feature. This allows you to put the Board into play space, measure it, enter those measurements into the game, and then walk through a nearly identical copy to maintain immersion.

Without a Board, the game is significantly less convincing, and we somehow doubt that many players have wooden plates (my Rock Band equipment takes up enough space). So the problem with Toast is to let people know about it before they buy the game.

Before you buy our product, we strongly recommend that you think about whether Walk The Plank Experience is right for you!”- concluded the developer. “Follow the reactions of your friends and family members – that’s where the value is, and if the bar does not scare them, the flight can impress them.