The day starts at the station, the alarm bell resounding in your ears as you rush towards the vehicle bay. You’re taking a fire engine out into a vaguely West Coast city, steering its bulk quickly but safely through the traffic towards the location of a fire. Fellow emergency services update you on the situation as you go, and once parked up you step out of the vehicle to prep - plugging the engine into a water source and deciding on a course of action.
Going outside? Pfft, we shunned that when we became PC gamers. Regular sleepers merely adopted the dark; we were born it, compelled by screen glare to close the curtains the very first time we booted up Thief II. Except that sometimes, on a rainy day, there’s nothing quite like an outdoors simulator.
Just over 4,000 people have successfully scaled Mount Everest, which at over 29,000 feet is the world’s highest mountain. Now anyone can summit the challenging peak without making the expensive trek to Nepal, thanks to developer Solfar’s Everest VR. And Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 is bringing every nook and cranny of the famous mountain to life in virtual reality.