Gorgeous VR Train Sim Rolling Line Gets Release Date, New Trailer

by Jamie Feltham • March 2nd, 2018

We like to refer to lots of third-person VR games as ‘train set VR’ here at UploadVR, but Rolling Line takes that definition very seriously.

Rolling Line is the latest game from Gaugepunk Games, the team that brought you Frontier VR and Echo Grotto. It’s a model train simulator that lets you build and organize your own miniature train network, laying down tracks for freight trains to follow in scenery inspired by the developer’s home of New Zealand. The game includes a pre-built table as well as space for you to create your own worlds.

Take a look at the trailer above, which keeps Frontier and Echo Grotto’s gorgeous art style intact.

As you can see, being in VR allows Rolling Line to take advantage of a few features you couldn’t get with a real model train set (and saves you a bit of space in the real world). For starters, there’s a weather system so that you can view journeys in the rain or the sun. More importantly, though, you can shrink down to explore the world in first-person as if it had come to life and even ride the trains themselves.

Rolling Line will hit Steam on April 6th with support for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but will also support standard PC play, too.

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  • naffgeek

    Been waiting for this. Didn’t even know I liked trains until VR came along, With this and Derail Valley I am going full Jones the Steam!

  • Raphael

    Disappointing. Many train sim fans are waiting for a VR proper train sim instead of another toy train sim.

  • Just WOW …. Can’t wait to see an ever-so-slightly pared-down version for Go!

  • Jean-Sebastien Perron

    I am buying this. Big studios (TrainZ and Train Simulator) are missing the VR train. Already “Derail Valley” is the ultimate proof that VR is the best and only way to operate and experience trains. The small studios of today doing medium size VR games are the big studios of tomorrow and vice versa. Just look at EA’s Dice, the studio behind Gender Wars Battlefront, they igored VR and Disney will choose another studio to make their next games.